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This book is based upon an antique doll collection auctioned by Theriault’s of Annapolis, Maryland. Design: Travis Hammond Photography: Gerald Nelson Senior Conservator: Terry Lanford Conservators: Meredith Dupree, Hana Holbrook, Scott Netro $79 ISBN: 1-944881-11-5 Printed in Hong Kong


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arely do antique doll collections appear today that can truly be labeled legendary or lodestar. Or “Landmark” which is a rightful description of the antique doll collection of Margaret Lumia. Chosen with a discerning eye, acquired with a dogged persistence and nurtured carefully during time in her care, the collection offers doll lovers, historians, and art scholars an extremely rare look at some of the world’s most cherished antique dolls. The Lumia Landmark Collection has previously been known to few collectors. Margaret Lumia is a private person, deeply involved with research and other family and business commitments, who has cherished her collection as a personal venture. But no dilettante is she. Every acquisition was made after extensive study and comparison with other examples. She worked with only a few vendors who quickly learned to offer her only the best. Her acquisitions at auction have been from the estates or notable museum closings of the last 25 years including the Lucy Morgan Collection, the Legoland Museum of Dolls and Toys, the Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna, the estate of Richard Wright, the Mildred Seeley Collection and the Mary Merritt Doll Museum. Margaret Lumia came to the collecting of antique dolls through her involvement in the world of doll artistry in which she was inspired to create unique portraitures in doll form. So admired was her talent that her original dolls were featured on the cover of numerous magazines and won countless awards during the heyday of doll artistry in the 1990s. Margaret has noted that undertaking the nuances of creating a doll gave her a better appreciation for the work of doll makers in the 18th and 19th centuries and inspired her to begin her collection of these earlier dolls. This is Part One of her extraordinary collection. It is an honor to present these 340 outstanding dolls to today’s collectors.

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GOLD HORSE Selections

Only the most special items are worthy of the Gold Horse designation. Items in this category with the Gold Horse seal deserve your special consideration. Theriault’s will guarantee to the original purchaser of any Gold Horse lot a credit toward future

purchases for the hammer price of that lot (after thirty-six months). Specific conditions governing this guarantee are cited in the “Terms of Sale”. The buyer shall receive a Gold Horse certificate tag to such effect at the time of purchase and the Gold Horse lot will be permanently registered in our gallery.

1. 15” Superb French Bisque Art Character Doll Designed by Jeanne Van Rozen

49. 18” Very Beautiful and All-Original Bisque Doll in Wedding Costume of Rouen, Normandy, France

4. 15” An Outstanding German Bisque Art Character, 153, by Simon and Halbig Known as “Little Duke”

50. 11” Extremely Rare Petite French Bisque Bébé A.T. in Original Costume

5. 18” Outstanding French Bisque Poupée with Portrait Features and Rare Body

51. 12” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé A.T. by Thuillier with Sought-After Dreamy Expression

6. 17” An Extraordinary Rare French Bisque Gentleman Poupée with Wooden Body and Painted Eyes

54. 19” Outstanding German Bisque Art Character, 115A, Phillip, by K*R in Original Scottish Costume

7. 20” French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Stylized Body for Marquis Costume

56. 28” French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Rare Original Woolen Medic Uniform

10. 17” French Bisque Bébé, Rare Figure B, by Jules Steiner in Superb Costume

57. 17” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé, Early Period EJ, with Original Wooden Fully-Articulated Body

11. 18” Extremely Rare French Bisque Poupée with Painted Teeth

60. 26” Outstanding French Bisque Bébé EJA by Emile Jumeau with Splendid Presence

13. 16” Rare Early French Bisque Poupée with Original Signed Body by Adelaide Huret

68. 17” Very Rare French Ebony-Complexioned Bisque Poupée Attributed to Leon Casimir Bru

15. 20” Outstanding German Bisque Art Character, 150, by Simon & Halbig

72. 22” French Bisque Bébé Jumeau as Spanish Matador in Original Jumeau Couturier Costume

16. 28” German Bisque Art Character, 1388, by Simon and Halbig in Grand Size, with Provenance

73. 20” Rare French Bisque Spanish Lady by Emile Jumeau in Original Costume

17. 20” Outstanding French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau as Asian Child with Original Couturier Costume

76. 14” Rare Pair of French Bisque School Children, Model 237, by SFBJ in Original School Uniforms

22. 19” Outstanding and All Original German “Munich Art Doll” by Marion Kaulitz

77. 16” French Bisque Character, 237, by SFBJ with Flocked Hair and Factory-Original Costume

23. 17” Very Rare and Delightful German Bisque Character, 8050, by Gebruder Heubach

83. 26” Very Rare French Bisque Art Character, Model 223, by Emile Jumeau in Couturier Costume

24. 22” Extremely Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 102, by Kammer and Reinhardt

89. 19” Very Rare German Bisque Art Character by Marseille with Intaglio Painted Eyes

25. 28” Outstanding Large Early Grodnertal Doll with Exuberant Painting of Hair

91. 22” Very Rare German Bisque Art Character, F.P. by Swaine & Co with Superb Expression

26. 28” Outstanding Large Early Grodnertal Doll with Wonderfully Painted Hair and Teasing Smile

92. 12” Outstanding French Bisque Poupée in Luxury Folklore Costume

27. 19” Rare Early French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Articulated Arms

93. 29” Stunningly Beautiful French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Jumeau

29. 18” Splendid French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Alexandre Dehors with Fine Original Costume

95. 11” Petite All-Original French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Bru Shoes

30. 21” Very Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Mothereau with Rare J.M. Markings

98. 17” Very Rare French Bisque Bébé by Adelaide Huret with Original Wooden Articulated Body

33. 22” Very Fine French Bébé with Original Rare Body by Petit & Dumoutier

101. 16” Rare French Bisque Deposed Poupée by Radiguet & Cordonnier with Original Signed Base

40. 20” Extremely Rare French Bisque Art Character, Model 219, from the Jumeau 200 Series

111. 19” Very Rare French Doll with Laminated Cloth Body Attributed to the Designs of Brouillet-Cacheleux

41. 26” Grand German Porcelain Brown-Haired Lady by KPM Meissen

117. 18” German “Munich Art” Character Doll with Solemn Expression by Marion Kaulitz

43. 18” Outstanding and Rare German “Munich Art” Character Doll by Marion Kaulitz

122. 20” Most Endearing Sonneberg Bisque Doll Known as the “Kuhnlenz Bru”

44. 18” German “Munich Art” Character Doll by Marion Kaulitz with Rare Impish Expression

132. 12” German Bisque Kewpie by Kestner with Original Body and Brown Glass Googly Eyes

45. 15” All-Original Delightful German Bisque Characters, Max and Moritz, by Kammer and Reinhardt

140. 22” American Cloth “Columbian Doll” by Emma and Marietta Adams

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142. 17” Early German Cloth Character Doll “Ulrich”, Series I, by Kathe Kruse in Rare Original Box

211. 16” German Bisque Pouting Character “Phillip”, Model 115/A, by Kammer and Reinhardt

149. 20” An Extraordinary French Bisque Poupée by Gaultier in Original Exhibition Royal Costume

212. 12” Petite German Bisque Art Character “Gretchen”, Model 114, by K*R, with Rare Glass Eyes

157. 18” Extremely Rare French Bisque “Bébé Gourmand” by Leon Casimir Bru

214. 8” Pair, French Bisque Googly Characters by SFBJ in Original Brittany Costumes

158. 17” Rare French Double-Face Deposed Poupée with Wooden Body by Leon Casimir Bru

216. 21” German Bisque Art Character, “Hans”, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Rare Glass Eyes

159. 31” Exceptional French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru in Pristine Condition

219. 15” Rare German Bisque Character with Deeply-Sculpted Hair by Gebruder Heubach

162. 16” Very Rare French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Luminous Brown Complexion

223. 19” French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Original Silk Couturier Costume and Lady Body

163. 18” Superb Earliest Period French Bisque Bébé Modele by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Bru Shoes

224. 21” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Joanny with Rare Bisque Lower Arms

167. 15” Petite French Bisque Bébé Modele by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Articulated Body

227. 26” Rare And Beautiful French Bisque Bébé EJA by Emile Jumeau

168. 20” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Very Rare Amber Brown Complexion

249. 18” French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with All-Wooden Articulated Body for Maison Simonne

174. 16” German Bisque Art Character, 109, “Elise” by Kammer and Reinhardt in Original Folklore Costume

250. 17” Beautiful Early French Bisque Poupée with Rare Doleac Signature

175. 17” Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 112, from Kammer and Reinhardt with Rare Painted Teeth

253. 34” Splendid French Bisque Bébé Triste in Rare Size 16, with Original Body and Costume

178. 13” Rare German Bisque Art Character, 8202, with Sculpted Hair by Gebruder Heubach

254. 17” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Falck-Roussel with Splendid Eyes

179. 16” Rare German Bisque Art Character, 7743, by Gebruder Heubach with Modeled Tongue Tip

257. 16” Beautiful French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Fine Original Costume

180. 30” Outstanding Large German Bisque Character, 8597, by Gebruder Heubach

260. 15” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé with Rich Ebony Complexion by Jules Steiner

185. 15” German Composition “Munich Art Doll” Character with Signature

261. 28” Rare French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Emile Jumeau

188. 13” Pair, German Bisque Characters “Max” and “Moritz” by Kestner

291. 20” French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru in Original Festival Costume with Signed Bru Shoes

193. 17” Rare German Bisque Character, 1303, by Simon and Halbig Depicting Frowning Woman

297. 21” German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll Known as “A.T. Kestner”

199. 14” Very Rare French Bisque Poupée with Brevete Hollow-Leather Body by Clement

298. 19” Extremely Rare French Bisque Portrait Poupée of Chinese Man with Sculpted Moustache

202. 18” Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau with Wooden Articulated Body

299. 16” German Bisque Portrait of Chinese Baby, Model 243, by Kestner with Rare Painted Hair

203. 17” Elegant French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with All-Wooden Articulated Body, Original Costume

307. 17” German Bisque Art Character, 550, by Marseille, Rare Painted Eye Variation

204. 12” Beautiful Petite French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils in Presentation Box with Trousseau

310. 18” Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 120, Mystery Maker

207. 31” Grand German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character by Gebruder Heubach, Size 16

315. 5 ½” Rare German All-Bisque Googly with Jointed Elbows and Knees

208. 17” German Bisque Art Character, 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt

321. 16” Rare German Bisque Character, 611, by Simon and Halbig in Gentleman Costume

209. 14” German Bisque Painted Eye Character, 500, by Erste Steinbacher in Factory-Original Costume 210. 20” Very Rare German Bisque Art Character Lady, Model 152, by Simon & Halbig

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1. Superb French Bisque Art Character Doll Designed by Jeanne Van Rozen

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15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head portraying adult man with angular features, blue glass eyes set deeply into narrow eye sockets, tinted ochre eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils on strongly shaped nose, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, brunette mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Van Rozen France Depose (raised lettering at back of head). Comments: Paris, circa 1915, designed by Belgian-born artist Jeanne Van Rozen in the early 20th century. Acclaimed for her bronze sculptures of animals and soldiers, the artist became inspired by the French Renaissance of the Doll movement of the early 1900s, sculpting two different facial models for dolls, one smiling and the other (this example) solemn. According to The Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer “it is likely that only a very few were ever made”. Value Points: the very rare model with historical significance in doll chronology, sculpted by renowned named artist, with compelling expression enhanced by hand-pressed details, wonderful antique woolen uniform with epaulets, brass buttons, and bi-corn hat. $9000/12,000

2. German Hide-Covered Wooden Toy Horse 10” (25 cm.) The finely carved horse has shaded cream/tan horse hide cover, his head turned to the side, with amber glass eyes, horsehair mane and tail, and very elaborate original harness and saddlery. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1885. $600/900

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3. Two German All-Bisque Miniature Dolls in Uniforms 4” (10 cm.) Each is all bisque with sculpted hair and painted facial features, jointing at shoulders and hips, one has rare sculpted helmet and moustache, and the other has metal helmet with gilt decorations, each wearing original woolen costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: rare sculpted helmet model. $300/500

4. An Outstanding German Bisque Art Character, 153, by Simon and Halbig Known as “Little Duke” 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with sculpted short brown hair terminating in detailed forelock curls and defined with brushstrokes overall, painted pale blue eyes in deeply set sockets, heavy upper eyelids with black eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique navy blue serge sailor suit with brass buttons, stockings, undergarments, and leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 153 S&H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, from its very limited art character series of dolls. Value Points: remarkable depth of sculpting and expressiveness on the very rare character, made for one year only, and enhanced by superb bisque and painting, fine antique costume. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $11,000/15,000

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5. Outstanding French Bisque Poupée with Portrait Features and Rare Body 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with perfectly-oval face, defined throat hollow and shoulder clefts, brilliant cobalt blue glass eyes in deeply-set sockets, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, closed mouth with accented lips, delicate rose blushing, unpierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate with rare wax coating, kid-stretched-overwooden poupée body with shapely torso, kid-over-wooden upper arms, thighs and upper calves with dowel jointing, bisque arms to above the elbows with cupped hands, bisque lower legs with bare feet. Condition: generally excellent, body especially sturdy. Comments: French, circa 1867, the poupée was likely created to present at the important Paris International Exposition of that year. Value Points: the extraordinary beauty of the poupée with notable definition of features is enhanced further by very rare early body in pristine condition, and wearing lovely antique gown, undergarments, leather shoes, coronet and coral necklace. $6000/8500

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6. An Extraordinary Rare French Bisque Gentleman Poupée with Wooden Body and Painted Eyes 17” (43 cm.) Bisque head with flat-cut neck with swivel attachment to matching 6. Detail shoulderplate, oval-shaped face with high domed forehead, painted blue eyes in deeply set sockets, dark upper eyeliner, grey eyeshadow around the eye, arched brows, aquiline nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with impressed lip corners, shaded ears, blonde mohair curly wig on cork pate, stretched-kid over wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, bisque hands with artfully sculpted cupping, wearing antique gentleman’s woolen costume with shirt, tie, woven undergarments, black socks, leather shoes, and beaver opera top hat. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1867, from an exceptionally rare series of dolls likely created for the Paris 1867 International Exposition; only six other examples of this model are known including an example costumed as the Princess de Lamballe, sold by Theriault’s in the 1996 auction A Fully Perfected Grace. Value Points: outstanding quality of modeling and bisque on this extremely rare model, wooden body with bisque hands. $8000/12,000

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7. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Stylized Body for Marquis Costume 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, very deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner and lushly-painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair curly periwig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with tiny waist and accentuated derriere, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 9 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885. Value Points: very fine bisque and complexion, original wig, rare body style that is designed to enhance the snugly-fitted antique silk faille Marquis costume with elaborate embroidery, lace jabot, and leather shoes signed Jumeau Med’Or Paris. $3500/4500

8. Charming French Mechanical Toy by Vichy with Original Costume 10” (25 cm.) A bisque head child doll with sculpted blonde hair, blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, blushed cheeks, closed mouth, firm carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, metal hands, is standing upon a tinplate base with three spoked wheels. When wound, the base moves forward and in circles in a merry manner. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Comments: Vichy, circa 1865. Value Points: charming early mechanical toy with rare sculpted hair, wearing original silk costume in the court manner, with flowerbedecked coiffe. $2500/3500

9. French Maitrise Marquetry Lady’s Writing Desk in the 18th Century Manner 8” (20 cm.) 7”d. x 11”l. Of beautifully grained woods in artfully-arranged marquetry, the desk has a scalloped rim with bronze edging, two drawers, cabriole legs, and is richly ornamented with bronze drawer pulls and figural head mounts on the legs. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865, of the luxury archetypal of the fine Parisian store Maison Giroux. $1200/1600

10. French Bisque Bébé, Rare Figure B, by Jules Steiner in Superb Costume 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, dark blue glass sleep eyes which operate from a lever at back of head, painted lashes, thickly brushstroked brows with feathered detail, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners and nostrils, slightly parted outlined lips, two rows of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, French composition fully jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre B 11 (head) (original Steiner label on torso and signed J. Steiner eyes). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: most endearing boy with beautiful decoration of eyes, wire lever eye movements, original signed body, wonderful antique teal blue silk costume with elaborate metallic trim, antique boots, carrying brass bugle. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $4000/5500

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11. Extremely Rare French Bisque Poupée with Painted Teeth 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with very plump face and defined double chin, textured complexion, cobalt blue glass inset eyes with heavily-modeled eyelids, delicatelypainted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth modeled as though open with parted lips revealing two rows of tiny sculpted teeth, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, plump kid poupée body with gusset jointing at hips and knees, bisque arms to above the elbows, lovely antique dress, undergarments, woven bonnet with arrangements of flowers, stockings, ivory satin shoes marked C.C. Condition: generally excellent, few original kiln specks on face. Comments: French, circa 1860, the maker of this very rare early period poupée is indefinite; a near duplicate model with painted eyes was featured on the cover of Doll News in Spring 1997 and also on the cover of Lady Dolls of the 19th Century by Florence Theriault, with possible attributions to Adelaide Huret or Georges Most who registered a French design in 1860 for sculpted teeth in dolls (see Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer, page 419). Value Points: extremely rare doll with exceptional sculpting around the eyes, exquisitely-detailed teeth, rare early body with bisque arms, lovely original costume. $11,000/16,000

12. Fine French Poupée Bonnet with Early Box 2” (5 cm.) inside head width. Of very fine woven tulle with two woven wire frames that are covered with wrapped silk and ruffled lace, the bonnet is resting in a wooden box with blue brocade, the box having a center medallion courtly image. Excellent condition. Circa 1865. $300/500

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13. Rare Early French Bisque Poupée with Original Signed Body by Adelaide Huret 16” (41 cm.) Hand-pressed bisque swivel head with plump facial modeling on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, painted blue eyes with sculpting detail of eye sockets and rich decorative glaze on the lower eyes, heavily modeled eyelids with black eyeliner, delicately painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, accented lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, original gutta percha poupée body based upon the Huret depose with jointing at hips, knees, shoulders and elbows. Condition: generally excellent, some typical restoration of body. Marks: Medaille d’Argent Huret 22 Boulevard Montmartre Paris Exposition Univers. 1867 (torso stamp). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1865. Value Points: a fabulous example of the signature French doll, having desirable traits of swivel head, uniquely painted eyes, unique deposed Huret body in superb original condition, wearing antique costume of her era, including cream leather slippers (unsigned) in the Huret manner. $19,000/24,000

14. Extremely Rare French Tulipwood Etagere by Maison Huret 10” (25 cm.) The three-shelved etagere is fashioned of elegantly-grained tulipwood borders enclosing center panels of elaborate marquetry which is repeated on the single drawer front, with cast bronzed legs having mask figurals at each corner and hoof feet. The drawer opens to reveal a cast brass plate with the incised inscription “Huret”. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860, the prestige firm of Maison Huret specialized in creating elegant “real people” furnishings in the 18th century court manner; for a very few years, after Adelaide Huret presented her luxury poupée, the firm presented the same furnishings in a size for display with that doll; no other example of this superb masterpiece is known to exist. $4500/6500

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15. Outstanding German Bisque Art Character, 150, by Simon & Halbig 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with angular slender face depicting an older boy, painted blue eyes set in well-defined sockets, black upper eyeliner, one-stroke brown brows, closed mouth with full lips, solemn expression, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 150 S&H 2. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, created for the art reform movement. Value Points: very rare model with superlative bisque and painting, fine lustrous complexion enhance the deeplysculpted features, original body and body finish, antique costume comprising brown woolen short pants, brushed woolen vest, cotton shirt, cap, brown socks, and rare saddle boots, along with silver pin “Baseball Fan 1908”. $12,000/18,000

16. Exceptional German Bisque Art Character, 1388, by Simon and Halbig in Grand Size, with Provenance 28” (71 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender elongated facial modeling of lady, brown glass “flirty” eyes, dark eyeliner, heavily-modeled eyelids, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, slightly-modeled brushstroked brows with feathered details, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open in a dimpled smiling expression, row of painted teeth, well-modeled unpierced ears, auburn mohair extended-length wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique costume with undergarments and kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1388 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 12. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910. Value Points: extremely rare model, whose rarity is rivaled by her exceptional quality of sculpting, bisque and painting of nearlylifelike features, fine antique wig, original body and body finish. Ex-personal collection of Richard Wright from whose estate auction the doll was acquired by Margaret Lumia. $18,000/24,000

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17. Outstanding French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau as Asian Child with Original Couturier Costume and GiltLettered Jumeau Shoes 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with glowing amber-tinted complexion, brown glass paperweight inset eyes with unique tilt of eye socket, black eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked dark brown brows feathered upward at the outer ends, accented nostrils, closed mouth with richly-shaded lips, pierced ears, black human hair wig in upswept coiffure, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 9 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885, early period tete model with original straight wrist body which has original painted finish exactly complementing the facial complexion. From the series of exotic dolls introduced by Jumeau, this model was likely influenced by the Japonisme movement that swept Paris during the 1880s. Value Points: very rare doll preserved in impeccable condition, with flawless glowing complexion, original body and body finish, and superb original couturier silk Asian costume with embroidered details, hair ornaments, and original silk brocade heeled shoes with leather soles that are gilt lettered “Bébé Jumeau Med d’Or Paris”, size 9. $25,000/35,000

18. English Regency Satinwood Firescreen with Embossed Leather Screen 17” (43 cm.) Of finely grained exotic satinwood and mahogany, with arched crest having inlay fan design and a leather center panel with raised design of sunflowers that are heightened with painted detail, and with inlay marquetry borders. Excellent condition. English, 19th century. $1100/1500

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19. German Boxed Set of Doll’s Kitchenware and Cooking Book in Original Box 12” (30 cm.) x 9” box. The heavy card stock box has lithographed cover image of a young girl at baking table, and opens to reveal well-fitted interior containing blue enamelware including rare funnel, sieve and more, along with cups and saucers, casserole pot, linens, cutlery, a cardboard box designed to hold ginger cookies, and a cook book by Anna Jager with many Germanlanguage recipes and household tips. Generally excellent. Germany, circa 1900. $700/900 19.

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20. German Presentation of Little Red Riding Hood in Box with Accessories

is preserved in fine unplayed with condition. $1200/1600

5” (13 cm.) grandma. 8” x 5” box. Arranged within a heavy card stock box with lithographed image on the cover of Little Red Riding Hood are characters and accessories from that classic story, including all-bisque girl with knit red costume and hooded cap, bisque head Grandma with blue glass eyes, aged features, bisque limbs, wearing black silk dress and undergarments, and paper mache figure on base of brown wolf, along with basket, pot, tart, and bread. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1890, a well-preserved toy presentation. $400/600

22. Outstanding and All Original German “Munich Art Doll” by Marion Kaulitz

21. All-Original Woven Presentation Basket with Black Bisque Babies and Accessories 8” (20 cm.) An elaborately woven basket with loop handle and silk ribbons hinges open at the center to reveal a well-fitted interior featuring two all-bisque black babies with painted features, jointed arms and legs and red silk sashes. The dolls are tucked in with folded ribbon lines, tin wash rubs, and three cardboards with gilt paper edging, each with an arrangement of accessories including combs, soaps, mirror, beads, and even two tiny, tiny black dolls. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1890. Value Points: a fabulous presentation

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19” (48 cm.) Sculpted composition head depicting a highly characterized young girl, having rosy complexion, small painted blue eyes with accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with modeled space between the lips, well defined chin and cheek bones, original brunette mohair wig, composition fully-jointed body, wearing original plaid woolen dress, undergarments, leather shoes, knit cap. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Marion Kaulitz from her Munich art studio from which she was instrumental in promoting the art character doll reform movement of the early 20th century. This doll, according to a note attached to her undergarments, was purchased by its original owner, an American child, who was attending school in Munich in 1910.Value Points: outstanding original and unplayed with condition of the flawlessly preserved and artistically rendered doll, original studio body, costume and painting. The doll appeared on the cover of Theriault’s 2001 catalog If Wishes were Horses. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $9000/12,000


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23. Very Rare and Delightful German Bisque Character, 8050, by Gebruder Heubach 17” (43 cm.) Solid domed pinktinted bisque socket head depicting young girl with sculpted brown hair having loose curls at the forehead, 23. Detail drawn into two narrow coiled braids at nape and decorated with a blue glazed ribbon, sculpted facial features, intaglio dark blue eyes with large black pupils and white beaded eye dots, short feathered brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with two rows of teeth, accented lips, sculpted ears, composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique school girl costume with multi-layered cotton and flannel petticoats, pantalets, skirt, shawl, apron, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (in square) 8050 Germany 1. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: the rarity of this model is delightfully enhanced by the wonderful laughing expression, unusual sculpted hair, deeply impressed eye crinkles and impressed cheek dimples, finest quality of bisque. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $5000/7500

24. Extremely Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 102, by Kammer and Reinhardt 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head portraying a young boy with highly characterized angular features on oval shaped face, deeply sculpted blonde hair in boyish fashion with tousled forehead bangs, large sculpted ears, painted light blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, strong nose with accented nostrils, full lips of closed mouth, shaded and outlined lips, sculpted philtrum and chin dimples, strong definition of chin and cheek bones, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, well costumed in antique black woolen suit, red woolen vest, cotton shirt, wool leggings, leather saddle shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 102. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910. An identical sculpture, Knabenbuste, was modeled by the illustrious German artist Arthur Lewin-Funcke in 1898 and then, in 1910, was transformed by Lewin-Funcke into this rare model for Kammer and Reinhardt’s art character reform series. The intriguing story of Lewin-Funcke’s connection with the K*R doll firm is told in Cieslik’s important work, German Doll Studies, page 231.Value Points: extraordinarily rare model in superb size, with artistic provenance, and outstanding quality of sculpting, bisque and painting. Few examples are known to exist, and the doll is one of the world’s rarest. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $40,000/60,000

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25. Outstanding Large Early Grodnertal Doll with Exuberant Painting of Hair 28� (71 cm.) All-carved wood doll with dramatically-shaped head which features a heart-shaped face and very full rounded back of head, elongated throat, distinctive nose, fully-carved pixie-like ears, heavy modeled eyelids, blue downcast eyes, red eyeliner with delicately painted upper lashes, tinted brows, closed mouth, painted hair with exuberant tendrils of curls around the forehead, sculpted collar with painted ruffled details, slender torso with defined waist, doweljointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, flat feet with painted brown slippers, original kid-over-wooden upper arms, hips and upper legs. Condition: generally excellent, original finish throughout, some minor typical rubs on face. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1820, the doll is shown in Doll Collectors Manual, 1964, in an article by Ruth and E.C. Mathes, indicating that at the time the doll was in the collection of Lucille Grimes of Encinitas, California.Value Points: outstanding example of luxury quality wooden doll from the Grodnertal, its rarity features include grand size, unusual kid-overwood body parts, exuberant painting of hair, unusual shape of face, sculpted collar, and wearing early fine early costume. $8000/11,000

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26. Outstanding Large Early Grodnertal Doll with Wonderfully Painted Hair and Teasing Smile 28� (71 cm.) All-carved wood doll with ovoid-shaped face and welldefined chin, elongated throat, distinctive nose, fully-carved pixie-like ears, heavy modeled eyelids, painted light brown eyes, red eyeliner with delicately painted upper lashes, fringed brows, closed mouth with slightly upturned lip corners, painted hair with wisps of curls extending daintily onto the forehead, shapely bosom with painted costume detail below, defined high waist, doweljointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, flat feet with painted coral slippers with dark edging. Condition: generally excellent, original finish throughout, some minor typical rubs on face. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1820. Value Points: superb early doll with very expressive features and expression, its rarity features include grand size, wonderfully-detailed hair, artistic original painting, and fine original costume of the Directoire era. $8000/11,000


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27. Rare Early French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Articulated Arms 19” (48 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with delicate pale bisque, blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, delicately-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with hint of smile, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with square-cut collarette, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, wooden arms with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows and wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: H (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1867, his early period smiling Bru model with original Bru body from depose of 1867. Value Points: rare poupée whose gentle expression is enhanced by delicate bisque and painting, original wig, rare body, and wearing superb antique dress with pagoda sleeves and extended train, undergarments, shoes, and velvet and crepe de chene cap. $5500/7500

28. French Maitrise Miniature Armoire with Bronze Castings 21” (53 cm.) x 12”w. Of fine rosewood veneers, the armoire features angled corners, single lower drawer, mirrored front door with shelved interior and is accented with cast bronze details including drawer pulls, escutcheon, key, figural design of woman with flowing hair, two side figural mounts, and edging around the mirror and at top and bottom. Excellent condition. French, maitrise model of fine cabinetry, mid-1800s. $1200/1800

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29. Splendid French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Alexandre Dehors with Fine Original Costume 18” (46 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head with regal expression, cameo-shaped face and elongated throat, attached to bisque shoulder plate with Dehors deposed neck attachment that permits the doll to nod, tilt and swivel its head in infinite poses, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with slightly smiling expression on pale accented lips, ears pierced into head, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, shapely kid body with kid-over- wood dowel jointed upper arms, bisque arms from above the elbows with modeled bent right elbow, gusset-jointed hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Auguste Alexandre Dehors, whose remarkable 1866 depose neck attachment was described as allowing the doll to “raise or lower [its head] modestly or triumphantly.” A Dehors signed example of the identical facial model with this system is known. Value Points: extremely rare doll, her rarity rivaled by portrait-like beauty, superb quality of bisque and painting, perfectly preserved state, and superb original costume comprising blue linen suit with lace trim, undergarments, woven bonnet with lace streamers, turquoise earrings, leather ankle boots. $11,000/15,000

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30. Very Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Mothereau with Rare J.M. Markings 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated slender facial modeling and delicately-tinted complexion, full lower cheeks, wide almond shaped blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner encircles the eye sockets, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body with unique styling, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 J.M. (and stylized symbol). Comments: Mothereau, circa 1880. Value Points: among the rarest of the early French bébés, with superb sculpting and bisque, outstanding artistic painting of features, original unique body and body finish, fine antique costume, undergarments, elaborate bonnet, stockings, shoes. Ex-Collection Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna. $11,000/13,000

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6” (15 cm.) tree. 4” doll. With wooden base, the green plush velvet tree is decorated with tiny candles and bells. Along with an all-bisque doll with sculpted blonde hair and black top hat, painted facial features and black shoes, wearing factory original gentleman’s costume. Condition: generally excellent. Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: rare holiday tree, the gentleman is enhanced with sculpted top hat. $500/800


32. French Miniature Painting of Dauphin Holding Poupard by Luigi Loir 9” (23 cm.) x 7” framed. 4” x 3” image. An exquisitely-painted scene on board depicts a frivolously-costumed young Dauphin with tilted bicorn cap and walking stick, holding an early paper mache bonneted doll with poupard shaped body. The painting is signed L.L. in lower left corner, and has fine gold leaf frame. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885, by the renowned painter, Luigi Loir, noted for his genre social scenes of fashionable children. He was commissioned on occasion to create art work for a series of trade cards for luxury goods stores; these trade cards can sometimes be found today but the original art, of which this is an example, is virtually unknown. $800/1100

33. Very Fine French Bébé with Original Rare Body by Petit & Dumoutier 22” (56 cm.) Pale pressed bisque socket head with very plump rounded facial modeling, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, multi-feathered brows, small rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with loose-ball- jointing, and distinctive metal hands, well costumed in antique velvet suit, white shirt with Buster Brown collar, socks, leather shoes, velvet cap. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Petit & Dumoutier, circa 1882. Value Points: very rare model in fine large size with outstanding bisque and modeling, dramatic eyes that contrast the very pale bisque, original rare body. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $12,000/15,000

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34. Outstanding Early English Wooden Lady with Original Costume and Luxury Details 24” (61 cm.) Carved wooden oval-shaped head with high domed forehead and full lower cheeks, well-sculpted ear details, elongated throat and shapely torso, almondshaped black enamel eyes, “dot”-fringe lashes, feather-shaped brows, strong nose, defined eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with prim lips, blushed cheeks, brunette human hair-wig over remnants of original tacked-on wig, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, spatulashaped fingers with separate definition of thumbs, shapely details of both thighs and calves, Condition: generally excellent, original finish with few typical rubs. Comments: English, mid-1700s, the size and luxury details of carving indicate creation for member of the aristocracy.Value Points: regal presence and bearing, the lady is a well-preserved 250 year old, wearing superb original costume undergarments and hand-sewn rose silk slippers with kid soles. $28,000/45,000 34. Back of dress

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35. Rare 18th Century Carved Wooden and Bone Doll with Articulated Arms 12� (30 cm.) Solid-bone carved head with well-sculpted details of facial features, brown glass enamel eyes, well-defined ears, impressed laughter wrinkles on chin and little dimple indentations in cheeks and chin, wooden body with one-piece torso and legs, plump tummy, defined knees and malehood, dowel-jointing of shoulders and elbows, carved bone lower arms, hands, lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Continental, mid-1700s. Value Points: very rare early doll with wonderful facial expression, superb detail of fingers and toes, included is original early brocade robe with metallic gold accents. The doll wears a blue ribbon award from UFDC convention competition in Denver, 1978. $2000/3000

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36. Very Rare and Artistic Early Carved Wooden Articulated Lady with Provenance 18� (46 cm.) An elegant woman, having head, torso and skirt carved from a single piece of fine wood, dowel-jointed shoulders, elbows, and wrists with over-sized hands and separately sculpted fingers, very shapely torso with defined edges of gown and folds of skirt, flattened bosom, defined tiny waist. Slendershaped face with elongated strong throat, exquisite detail of facial sculpting and


ears, painted complexion and facial features, painted green gown. Condition: structurally excellent except one baby finger missing, excellent original finish on facial features and lower face, light overpaint on forehead, original finish of gown albeit scrubbed to pleasing patina, indications of original wig that is lacking. Comments: ex-collections Estrid Faurholt and Legoland Museum, described by Faurhold as “extraordinary”, and believed by her to date from about 1580, although exact date of creation is uncertain. Value Points: an exceptional early wooden doll with compelling presence and remarkable degree of originality given her age. $5000/8000

37. Rare Early All-Carved Wooden Doll with Most Expressive Face and Fine Early Costume 13” (33 cm.) Solid domed carved wooden head with dowel-jointing which allows the head to tilt forward or swivel, brown enamel inset eyes, very 37. Clothes expressive carving of features with defined opening of lips and carved teeth, rounded nose tip and chin, impressed dimples at cheeks and chin, well-defined ears, brunette human hair, all-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, expressively shaped fingers, shapely lower legs and defined toes. Condition: very good, original finish, chipped finger tips, restored toes. Comments: Continental, 18th century. Value Points: notable expression achieved by deeply-defined features, original painted finish. Included with the doll is its original costume comprising transfer-patterned homespun pants and jacket, cotton shift and little cap with elaborate trapunto embroidery. $2500/3500

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5” (13 cm.) 8” bed. A superbly sculpted baby of wood or terra cotta has short brown curly hair, defined ears and facial features, tiny enamel eyes, and is wrapped in original swaddling costume finished with metallic threads and lace, torso without arms and legs as originally made. The baby is resting upon its original carved wooden

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bed with elaborately scrolled decorations including cherub with outstretched angel wings on the footboard, finished in rich gold leaf, with original hand-woven bed covers with metallic fringe edging. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: likely 18th century, but exact date uncertain.Value Points: the doll is in superb original condition throughout, and was featured by Estrid Faurholt in her Book of Dolls and Dollhouses described in the lovely phrase “baby in a golden bed”. Ex-Legoland Museum of Dolls. $1600/2300

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39. French Bisque Musical Automaton “Pastry Chef with Surprise” by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face 20” (51 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered base is a bisque-head boy with laughing expression, blue glass paperweight eyes, wide beaming smile on closed mouth, modeled teeth, brunette wig, carton torso and legs, and bisque hands, wearing a striped jacket, short pants, leggings, chef ’s apron and hat. Attached to his front torso is a baker’s basket which contains two biscuits and a large brioche under which is hidden a paper mache kitten. When wound, he turns his head, nods and then lifts one hand as though to point out his treats to onlookers, while lifting the lid of the basket with his other hand, at which time, surprise! A little kitten jumps out. Meanwhile music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: L.B. (key) 203 Depose Tete Jumeau 4 (doll). Comments: Leopold Lambert, 1895, with very rare art character model head from the 200 series commissioned from Jumeau by Lambert to enhance the activities of his automaton. These models were also used by Jumeau on a series of art character dolls, of which the following lot, #40, is an example. Value Points: delightful automaton with very rare art character model face, charming activity, with original embroidery, A La Renommee, on the basket linen indicating a Parisian confiserie for which this was likely created as a shop promotional model. $7000/9500

40. Extremely Rare French Bisque Art Character, Model 219, from the Jumeau 200 Series 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with deeply-sculpted very expressive features, blue glass inset eyes in very narrow squinting sockets, lightly-painted allaround lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils of rounded nose tip, mouth modeled in wide scowl with open curled-sideways lips, welldefined tongue, row of sculpted upper teeth, row of sculpted teeth tips at the lower lip, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique woolen trousers and double-breasted jacket with brass buttons, woven cap, signed Jumeau leather shoes, and carrying French pocket watch on fob. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 219 8. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890s, from his 200 art character series. This series was original created by him under commission from automaton makers who wished to have facial models that captured the mood of the mechanical actions they designed. Jumeau quickly realized that the models could also be created in classic doll form (with socket heads rather than the flat-cut neck that was needed for automata) and, in 1892, introduced his line. Always considered luxury pieces, few of the dolls were ever made, and this model 219 is exceptionally rare. The Jumeau Book by Theimer and Theriault, indicates that no examples were known at the time of publication of that book, and the 1899 Jumeau inventory stated only 41 examples existed in the Jumeau archives at that time, making it one of the rarest of the models, and likely the only extant example.Value Points: extremely rare model with outstanding sculpting of frown lines and eye and mouth indentations, finest quality of bisque and painting. $80,000/120,000

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41. Grand German Porcelain Brown-Haired Lady by KPM Meissen 26� (66 cm.) Pink-tinted porcelain shoulder head of woman with perfectly oval face and elongated strongly-defined throat, shaded-brown sculpted hair in centerpart looped low over her ears and gracefully gathered back into a threetiered coiled chignon, painted blue eyes, red upper eyeliner, delicate single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners,

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closed mouth with center accent line, old muslin stitch-jointed body, porcelain lower arms, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: KPM 1 (blue mark) KPM (with orb, red mark). Comments: KPM Meissen, circa 1840. Value Points: rare early model has fine lustrous delicately-tinted complexion and painting of features and elaborately-sculpted hair, wonderful early gown and capelet collar. $5500/7500

42. German Porcelain Brown-Eyed Gentleman with Trunk and Costumes 19” (48 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with very delicate pink-tinted complexion, black sculpted hair with feathering around the forehead, painted brown eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rare brown eyes, original body, wearing gentleman suit, and owning an early trunk with original label from “S.G. Cheever, Saddle and Trunk Maker, Boston” laden with additional gentleman’s suit, knit long john’s with fly-front, boxing gloves, fancy top hat, checkboard, and more. $1200/1800 42. Label

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43. Outstanding and Rare German “Munich Art” Character Doll by Marion Kaulitz 18” (46 cm.) Thickly-pressed composition socket head, defined eye sockets with painted large downcast brown eyes, textured complexion, lightly-tinted brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, blushed cheeks, brunette mohair wig in long braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Marion Kaulitz, from her series of art-reform character dolls, believed to have originated that movement when they were displayed at the Leipzig Fair in 1908; it was the artist’s purpose to design dolls that looked like real children and could be played with as a true friend. Value Points: very rare doll with sublime expression on the well-modeled features, original body and body finish and wearing elaborate original folklore costume and coiffe. $7000/9000

44. German “Munich Art” Character Doll by Marion Kaulitz with Rare Impish Expression 18” (46 cm.) Firmly-pressed composition socket head with very plump cheeks, textured complexion, defined eye sockets with painted brown eyes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with mischievous crooked smile, auburn mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden balljointed body, antique linen overalls and white shirt, saddle shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: from the series of dolls introduced at the Munich Art Fair in 1908 from the Marion Kaulitz art studios. Value Points: rare model with wonderful expression and artistic painting. $5500/7600

45. Very Rare and All-Original Delightful German Bisque Characters, Max and Moritz, by Kammer and Reinhardt 15” (38 cm.) Each has bisque socket head depicting a highly characterized boy with impish expression, small brown glass flirty eyes, thick black or brown comma-shaped brows, black eye liner around the eye sockets, upturned nose, accented nostrils, closed mouth with beaming smile, shaded lips, deeply impressed laughter lines on cheeks, black or brown mohair wig, original composition ball-jointed toddler body with sculpted stockings and black or brown heeled shoes, urchin costume that appears to be original. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 123 (or 124). Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, “Max” and “Moritz” from their character series, circa 1912, based upon the 1800s children’s adventure stories written by Wilhelm Busch. Value Points: the very rare and unique facial models were sculpted for these two dolls only, with exemplary bisque, sculpting and painting, and with original bodies that also were sculpted for these models only. Few intact sets of the two matched dolls are known to exist. $35,000/55,000

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46. All-Original French Musical Automaton “Saucy Jester with Guitar” by Leopold Lambert 20” (51 cm.) Seated upon a wooden stool upon a velvetcovered wooden platform is a paper-mache-headed clown having blue glass eyes, painted white clown complexion with fanciful painted clown decorations, open mouth with movable tongue, bi-color fleecy mohair wig, carton torso, hinged carton legs, bisque forearms, wearing original silk costume and cap, and holding a wooden decorated guitar. When wound, his head turns and nods realistically, he lifts the mandolin with his left hand and strums with his right; periodically he taps his right foot to the music, and then his left foot, then bends forward at the waist, and saucily sticks out his tongue; all the while two tunes play. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: L.B. Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890, featured in the Lambert catalog as “Clown à La Guitare”. Value Points: the delightfully amusing clown is all original, his musical skills enlivened by sticking out tongue in a smart-alecky way and enhanced by fine quality of music. Ex-collection Mary Merritt Museum. $7500/9500

47. Dainty All-Bisque Mignonette in Presentation Basket for the French Market 4 ½” (11 cm.) doll. 6” h. basket. All-bisque mignonette with swivel head, brown glass inset eyes, painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed arms and legs, painted white stockings and high lace ankle boots, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 31-32. Comments: Gebruder Kuhnlenz, circa 1890. Value Points: with beautiful face, the little girl is posed in original silk-lined presentation box with additional

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48. Pair, German Bisque Marquis and Marquise in Luxury Presentation for the French Market 8” (20 cm.) dolls. Each has bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, four tiny teeth, mohair wig, composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1078 Simon & Halbig S&H Germany 48. 3/0. Comments: for the French market, circa 1890.Value Points: the elegant pair are wearing richly embellished silk costumes of Marquis and Marquise and are presented, unplayed with, in luxury silk-covered box with embroidered lid and delicate image of a courtly couple on the inside lid. $1200/1600

49. Very Beautiful and All-Original Bisque Doll in Wedding Costume of Rouen, Normandy, France 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth with shaded lips, four tiny teeth, dimpled lip corners and chin, pierced ears, original brunette hand-tied human hair wig arranged in an upswept fashion, French composition fully-jointed lady body with modeled bosom and tiny waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1159 Germany dep Simon & Halbig 6 (head) Diplome d’Honneur (body). Comments: for the French market, circa 1900. Value Points: pristine condition overall, wearing her exquisite original traditional wedding costume of Rouen, France, comprising two-piece rose sateen gown with black velvet trim, matching silk satin tablier, ivory silk sash with silk metallic trim, undergarments, stockings, shoes, jewelry, and a superb embroidered lace coiffe which elegantly captures her chignon. The petticoat has original ink-inscribed note “Normandie, Pays de Caux, Environs de Rouen”. The doll was a two-page feature in the book French Dolls in Folklore Costumes by Florence Theriault with detail photos of costume elements, page 14/15. $2500/3500

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50. Extremely Rare Petite French Bisque Bébé A.T. in Original Costume 11” (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque shoulderplate, plumplymodeled cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent, tiniest pinflake on pierced ear hole, body especially sturdy with perfect hands. Marks: A 2 T. Comments: Andre Thuillier, Paris, circa 1880, earliest version of his bébé. Value Points: very rare doll especially in this petite size, with original body and beautiful bisque hands, finest bisque and painting of features, original silk costume (some frailty), bonnet, undergarments, socks, and leather shoes marked “Paris”. $25,000/35,000

51. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé A.T. by Thuillier with Sought-After Dreamy Expression 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with modeled full cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-articulated body with straight wrists, wearing antique nanny costume and coiffe and leather bébé shoes with rosettes impressed EJ 4. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 4 T. Comments: Andre Thuillier, circa 1882. Value Points: the sought-after

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15� (38 cm.) Of fine mahogany, the cabinet features a high curved crest and apron, glass windows on three sides, opening front door whose window has beveled edges, mirror back, glass shelved interior, elaborate cast bronze ornamentation and escutcheon, and two porcelain enamels with hand-painted scenes of courting aristocratic couples. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s. $1100/1600

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53. French Bisque Character, 226, by SFBJ in Original Parade Uniform 17� (43 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted short brown hair with side part, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, single-stroke arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open, shaded and outlined lips, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 226 Paris 6. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1912. Value Points: well-modeled features, the handsome lad is wearing original red woolen uniform jacket with medals and epaulets, matching brimmed cap, white flannel trousers and knee-high black boots. $1200/1800

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54. Outstanding German Bisque Art Character, 115A, Phillip, by K*R in Original Scottish Costume 19� (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded lips, pouty expression, plump cheeks and double chin, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115/A 48. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915. Value Points: rarer model from K*R art character series has choice bisque, superb detail of facial sculpting, original body and superb original Scottish costume. $4500/6500


55. All-Original French Bisque Character, 237, by SFBJ in Scottish Uniform 16” (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, brown flocked hair over modeled hair details, brown glass inset eyes, brown painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly-parted lips, four sculpted teeth, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body. Condition: generally excellent, some wear to hair flocking. Marks: SFBJ 237 Paris 4. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1912. Value Points: the handsome lad, with well-rendered slightlysmiling expression, is wearing elaborate factoryoriginal Scottish costume including accessories and hat. $1800/2700

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56. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Rare Original Woolen Medic Uniform

28” (71 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes and brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 13 (head) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: the pristine condition of the doll and the tailored details of its costume suggest its past life in a tailor or military shop wearing a salesman sample of an original medic uniform of the late 1800s; the quality of fabric and level of construction are of a “maitrise quality”, and include velvet collar tips, leather harness and belt, Red Cross medallion, and soft kid lining of metal helmet; the shoes are signed Jumeau, size 13. $5500/7500

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58. Three French Art Nouveau Cast Metal Trinket Boxes 2 ½” (6 cm.) -4”. Of cast metal with flowing designs of the Art Nouveau era, and painted gilt finish, each box has hinged lid for access to interior; some rose silk lining is intact.Very good condition. French, circa 1900. $200/400

59. French Marquetry Maitrise Salon Table 11” (28 cm.) l. 8”h. Of fine mahogany with inset satinwood panels, the elegant salon table has a single drawer, the table top and apron sides inlaid with marquetry designs, and the table top edged with a border of cast brass. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865. $700/900

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57. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé, Early Period EJ, with Original Wooden Fully-Articulated Body 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eye shadow, delicately painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, French all-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7/EJ (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (incised back torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his first period EJ, circa 1882. Value Points: beautiful doll with very rare original all-wooden body with original finish, original wig, pate, earrings, and original costume comprising white pique dress, undergarments, socks, white kidskin shoes with buckles impressed “7”, and fancy woven bonnet. $7500/9500

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60. Outstanding French Bisque Bébé EJA by Emile Jumeau with Splendid Presence 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling, very full cheeks and chin, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, impressed dimples at philtrum and chin, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden loose-ball-jointed body with plump limbs and straight wrists, beautiful costume of gold satin and brocade with lace trim, matching bonnet, undergarments, leather embroidered boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E.J./A 12 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880, the first bébé model to bear his initials on the head, it was offered in two sizes only (10 and 12); a clue to its luxury status was its price in the Paris store catalog which was double other Jumeau bébés. Value Points: the rarity of the model is enhanced by splendid presence, finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $16,000/23,000


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61. Exceptional Early English Wooden Doll with Great Presence 18� (46 cm.) Carved wooden head and shapely torso, high domed forehead, dainty defined chin, black enamel inset eyes, dot outlined eyes, single-stroke brows with fringe detail, slender angular nose, pursed lips with center accent line, blushed cheeks, tacked on brunette human hair wig, cloth upper arms, wooden lower arms with spatula-shaped hands, wooden legs with jointing at hips and knees. Condition: very good, some typical craquelure on face, original wig sparse. Comments: English, early 1700s, the modeling of the face is very distinctive with sculpted indentations around the eyes, curved shape of face at the sides of head, and suggestion of double chin. Three other examples sold by Theriault’s (Welker Collection lot #2, Estelle Johnston Collection lot #6, and June Ellen Lane Collection lot #244) are very similar in facial modeling and suggest their origination from the hands of a singular craftsman or studio, albeit that maker is still unidentified. Provenance details on two of these dolls indicate an origin date of late 1600s/early 1700s. Value Points: splendid early doll with great presence, her superb costume featuring multi-layers of undergarments and with original fitted slippers. $32,000/45,000

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62. Very Rare English Wooden Doll Known as “Baby Clapham” 9” (23 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso, black enamel inset eyes, well-defined features, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, cloth upper arms, wooden lower hands, wooden one-piece legs jointed at the hips. Condition: very good, original finish is well preserved. Comments: English, from the Lord and Lady Clapham series, circa 1710, one of a few small examples from that series that are known to exist. Interestingly, despite its “baby” status, the facial features of the doll are distinctly adult like. Value Points: very rare doll with fine original finish, with elements of original costume including pleated shirt, trapunto-embroidered cap, petticoat and pants with embroidered initials E.M., and more. Ex-collection Marianne Bodnar. $5000/8000

63. Grand English Wooden Doll in the Lord and Lady Clapham Genre 30” (76 cm.) Carved wooden head with elongated throat and flat-cut socket which

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swivels on wooden torso, well-defined sculpting of facial features with defined pointy-tip nose, painted cheek blush spots, two black painted eyes, painted single line lashes and brows, each with “dot” fringe, closed mouth with primly-set lips, remnants of hair wig sewn to linen cap, muslin upper arms, carved wooden lower arms with kid cover, separately-carved fingers, wooden legs with doweljointing at hips and knees. Condition: original finish is well preserved with a craze line at each eye (visible in photo), legs may not be original. Comments: English, late 1600s. A series of dolls with remarkably similar expressions and construction and decorative details were accomplished, likely by the same English craftsman, and likely on commission for British aristocracy. Other dolls from this series include Lord and Lady Clapham at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Lady Elton from the Estrid Faurholt book (featured on the cover of her 1967 Book of Dolls and Dollhouses, and later featured in the Legoland Museum of Antique Dolls). Value Points: the largest example from this very rare series known to exist, with compelling presence, remarkable original finish for its more than 300 year existence; the doll owns its original rare laced corset and other costume elements in various states of condition. $9000/15,000

64. Cabinet-Size English Wooden Doll from the Clapham Series 14” (36 cm.) Carved wooden head with elongated throat and flat-cut socket which swivels on wooden torso, rounded head shape with well-defined sculpting of facial features, painted cheek blush spots, two black painted eyes, painted upper eyeliner with dainty lashes, single stroke brows which arch from the top of nose and have light upper fringe, closed mouth with primly-set lips, brunette mohair wig, muslin upper arms, carved wooden lower arms, separately-carved fingers, wooden legs with dowel-jointing at hips and knees, painted black knee-high boots. Condition: well-preserved finish which may have some retouch, four fingers broken. Comments: English, late 1600s. A series of dolls with remarkably similar expressions and construction and decorative details were created at this time, attributed to one studio whose maker is unknown at this time; the dolls are referred to as Clapham series in reference to the most famous of the series, Lord and Lady Clapham which are at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Value Points: strong presence of the rare early doll with fine detail of carving, wearing early costume and elaborate coiffe which are likely original. $25,000/35,000

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ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, softly-stuffed kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, pull-strings in torso to achieve seated pose, kid-over-wood upper arms, bisque arms from above the elbows, bisque hands with well-defined fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Rohmer stamp on torso). Comments: Leontine Rohmer, circa 1860. Value Points: charming petite poupée has distinctive swivel head, deposed body style with sitting strings, bisque forearms, and beautiful antique silk gown, undergarments, leather slippers, bonnet. $3500/4500

66. French Maitrise Mahogany Secretaire with Rare Green Lacquer Interior 17” (43 cm.) Of fine mahogany with satinwood panels, the secretaire features a drop-front which hinges open to form into a writing surface, the interior finished with rich green lacquer, and with lower drawers. The desk is accented with bronze figural mounts at the side columns and has elaboratelyshaped bronze drawer pulls. Excellent condition. French, maitrise model, mid-1800s. $1100/1500

67. Set of Miniature Blown Glass Glassware 2” (5 cm.) goblets. Included are 7 glassware from a matched set, each handblown, and each decorated with gilt edging and green accents. Excellent condition. Circa 1885. $300/500

68. Very Rare French Ebony-Complexioned Bisque Poupée Attributed to Leon Casimir Bru

65. Petite French Bisque Poupée by Leontine Rohmer with Signed Body and Bisque Arms 13” (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck opening on matching bisque shoulderplate which allows the head to pivot side to side only rather than 365 degrees, very plump cheeks and chin, cobalt blue glass enamel eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, unpierced

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17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of adult woman with rich ebony complexion, oval-shaped face and elongated throat, dark glass enamel inset eyes, black painted lashes, uniquely shaped nose, slightly-parted lips with two rows of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, dark brunette human hair wig in ornate braided coiffure, black kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, body is original and in superb condition. Comments: attributed to Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1870, the doll is photographed in The Bru Book by François Theimer, page 23, along with commentary “the model is remarkable in its sculpting and probably represents the first example of a bisque doll with realistically sculpted ethnic features”.Value Points: very rare doll with elegant proud demeanor, glowing complexion, near mint original body, wearing lovely silk antique costume, undergarments, bonnet, leather shoes. $5500/7500


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69. Early Continental Wooden Mannequin Doll with Extra Articulations 19” (48 cm.) All-wooden figure with one-piece upper torso and head, oval face and elongated slender throat, painted brown hair with feathering above the sculpted ears, painted brown eyes with rich outline, feathered brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow and cheeks, aquiline nose, closed mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, and with ball-swivel waist. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Continental, early 1800s, the classic model served as the inspiration for

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70. Leon Casimir Bru’s wooden poupée body of 1867 (see lot 158 this catalog).Value Points: important mannequin model with superbly painted face and hair, extra articulations. $1700/2500

70. Superb Early French Paper Mache Poupée with Glass Eyes and Original Costume 19” (48 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and elongated


strong throat, black painted hair looped in front and over her ears before forming into a triple-layer braided coil at the back of her head, inset black enamel eyes in almond shape, closed mouth with accented lips, original cotton sateen poupĂŠe body with shapely torso, stitch-jointed body, defined fingers. Condition: original finish is wellpreserved with some light craquelure. Comments: French, circa 1840/1850. Value Points: of exceptional beauty and presence, her details include fine sculpting of ears, painting of hair with brown shading around the forehead edges, original body, and wearing an extraordinary original multi-layered costume. $1800/2500

71. Handsome Continental Wooden Mannequin Doll with Very Fine Early Costume 26� (66 cm.) All-carved wood figure of slender-bodied gentleman, with jointed head allowing forward tilt and leaning, painted facial features, blue eyes in deeply set carved sockets, wide brushstroked brows, aquiline slender nose, closed mouth with primly set lips, well-carved ears, brown painted hair with shaded detail, wooden body with doweljointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, ankles and knees, and with ball swivel waist, separately-carved fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Continental, likely German, the articulated mannequin doll was offered in early 1800 wholesale German catalogs, and was acquired for use by artists, by shops to display their tailoring, and for other exhibition purposes; only rarely were the hair and facial features painted as is this example. Value Points: striking portrayal of aristocratic gentleman, with fine antique costume highlighted by silk coat, velvet trousers, and fine embroidered brocade vest. $4500/6500

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72. Outstanding French Bisque Bébé Jumeau as Spanish Matador in Original Jumeau Couturier Costume 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with dark sienna complexion enhanced by lustrous patina, large amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, black painted lashes, black feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the richly shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, black mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed lady body with shapely torso. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 9. Comments: Emile Jumeau, the model represents a Spanish matador, with complementary rich sienna complexion, circa 1888. Value Points: superb doll with rich glowing complexion, original wig, pate, body, and elaborate costume that perfectly fits the body in the matador style; the costume created in the couturier workshops of Jumeau and featuring rich metallic braid and gold stars and balls on red silk jacket, pants and long cape, along with black velvet fitted cap trimmed with soutache braid. No other example of this doll is known to exist, the complexion, body and elaborate original costume perfectly matched. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $15,000/20,000

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73. Rare French Bisque Spanish Lady by Emile Jumeau in Original Costume 20� (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with dark sienna complexion, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, black brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed lady body with shapely torso. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 8 (and artist check marks on head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: rare model with rich complexion to represent Spanish lady, rare adult female body, wearing original Spanish style silk costume of coral silk with black lace overlay decorated with rhinestone beads, black velvet vest, black chenille snood, undergarments, stockings, signed Jumeau shoes; few examples of this character doll are known to exist. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $8000/14,000

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excellent. Marks: k made in Germany 6/0. Comments: Kestner, circa 1890. Value Points: wonderful petite size child with fully articulated body, original wig, pate, body, body finish, white cotton original handmade dress, undergarments, socks, leather shoes signed “O”. $600/800

76. Rare Pair of French Bisque School Children, Model 237, by SFBJ in Original School Uniforms

74. All-Original French Miniature School Room, Eight Pupils and Teacher 17” (43 cm.) x 12”. 4” and 5” dolls. Preserved in its original cardboard box on a wooden framed platform is a French schoolroom with teacher’s podium and desk, two blackboards, and four double desks and benches each with paper instructional booklets. The walls fold flat for storage when not in use, and then unfold to fit into wooden floor slats when the room is being played with, and are decorated with a six-pane window, maps of France and Asia, arithmetic tables, and a wall clock signed Paris. Included are a 5” all-bisque teacher with swivel head, glass eyes, peg-jointed arms and legs, blonde mohair wig and silk dress, along with all-bisque students with swivel heads, painted features, blonde mohair wigs, original cotton dresses, and peg-jointed limbs. French, circa 1890. Superb unplayed with condition, a luxury model of the turn-of-the-century school room as indicated by deluxe quality of dolls. $2200/3500

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14” (36 cm.) Each has bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, painted brown curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips with row of sculpted teeth, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body; the boy with solid domed head and original auburn flocked hair, and the girl with brunette human hair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 237 Paris 4. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1912. Value Points: remarkable state of preservation, the pair are wearing their original matched school uniforms with matching boots, leather belts, he with school satchel and award medals. $3500/4500


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77. French Bisque Character, 237, by SFBJ with Flocked Hair, Factory-Original Costume 16� (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, brown flocked hair that exactly matches the painted brush-stroked brows with feathered details, bright blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted brown curly lashes, incised eyeliner, accented eye corners and nostrils, shaded and outlined slightly-parted lips, row of porcelain teeth, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 237 Paris. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderful character with splendid eyes, original and well-preserved flocked hair, original body and wearing his factory-original boy’s three-piece tweed woolen suit, shirt, tie, socks and shoes. $2200/3200

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16” (41 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head with rounded facial modeling, painted blue eyes with black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, delicately painted lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, lambswool wig over cork pate, Huret deposed gutta-percha body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, kid collarette. Condition: generally excellent, some typical repairs to body. Marks: Brevet d’Inv. SGDG Maison Huret Boulevard Montmartre 22 Paris (stamp on kid collarette, and Exposition insignia). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1857. Value Points: handsome gentleman, one of the first porcelain models created by Huret, with early Huret stamp on torso, wears wonderful antique brown woolen gentleman’s suit, cap, watch and fob, vest, shirt, leather shoes. $8000/12,000


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79. French Porcelain Poupée by Adelaide Huret with Wooden Articulated Body 18” (46 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with lightly-tinted complexion, plump face, painted blue upper glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with dowel articulation at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees, and extra swivel articulation at upper arms and legs, lovely antique silk costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish with some rubs. Marks: Brevet d’Inv. SGDG Maison Huret Boulevard Montmartre 22 Paris (stamp on kid collarette, and Exposition insignia). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1860, the body is appropriate albeit not original Huret.Value Points: fine quality of porcelain with artistic painting of features, wooden articulated body with Huret insignia. $8000/12,000

80. Four German Bisque Miniature Dolls with Sculpted hair and Original Ball Gowns 4” (10 cm.) Each has bisque shoulderhead with sculpted hair and painted facial features, original muslin body and bisque arms and legs, painted black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: with rare variations of coiffure including the back of head, two with rare brown hair, and each wearing elaborate original ball gown with wonderful detail of trim. $900/1400

81. German Porcelain Lady Doll with Wig, Glass Eyes and Superb Costume 19” (48 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with plump face, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with piquant smile, brunette mohair wig, muslin stitch-jointed body, porcelain arms to above the elbows. Condition: generally excellent, tiniest pinflake at corner of left upper eye rim. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: rarity factors include sleep eyes, wig, and wearing superb antique costume that is likely original. $1200/1600

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82. Outstanding French Doll’s Dinner Service in Original Box 21” (53 cm.) x 15”. A light wood box with decorative covers and ormolu trim, hinges open to reveal a beautifully-fitted interior featuring a formal dinner service for six, the dishes of softpaste Sarrequemine and featuring delicately colored scenes of children at play. The service includes not only dinner, soup, dessert and cup and saucers, but also a grand bounty of various serving dishes, and bone-handled cutlery. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885, for the luxury trade, the service is still tied in its original presentation box. $800/1200

83. Very Rare French Bisque Art Character, Model 223, by Emile Jumeau in Couturier Costume 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with cameo-shaped face and well-defined chin, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, rose-blushed eye shadow, painted dark curly lashes, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with gently-formed smile accentuated by center accent line, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. ¾” dark line above left ear 83. Detail

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which may be original. Marks: 11 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his 223 model from the 1892 art character series. Value Points: gorgeous lustrous complexion enhances the artistically-painted expressive features, original wig, body, body finish, with original Jumeau chemise, bÊbÊ stays, socks, signed Jumeau shoes, original kid gloves, ivory satin couturier dress and lace-trimmed bonnet and parasol; few models are known to exist especially in this luxury size. $20,000/30,000

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84. Rare German Bisque Sculpted Hair Lady with Glass Eyes and Detachable Hairpiece

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19� (48 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, sculpted brown hair with combmarked details waved away from her face and captured in a cluster of ringlet curls at the back; (the cluster is separately modeled and detachable), cobalt blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, red upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with prim lips, pierced 84. Profile ears, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower limbs, bisque feet enclosed in wrapped kid boots, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, reglue on left knee, left foot broken. Marks: 7 das VR&Co (paper label inside back shoulderplate). Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors include glass eyes, swivel head, pierced ears, brown hair, and detachable coiffe. $1800/2500

18� (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown sculpted hair drawn smoothly from each face in a duplicate manner, with two faces that can be alternately revealed by swiveling the head; one face has cobalt blue glass eyes, and the other has eyes modeled shut. Each has painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, pierced ears (which back up to 85. Detail each side), and she has a muslin stitch-jointed body with leather arms, fine antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: very rare doubleface model with awake/asleep visages, and having rare brown sculpted hair. $1600/2500

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87. German Bisque Lady Doll with Sculpted Brown Hair and Painted Necklace by Simon and Halbig 15” (38 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with delicately tinted complexion, brown sculpted hair waved loosely away from face into large rolled curls at back of head and topped by a glazed black hair bow, pierced ears, cobalt blue glass inset eyes,

painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, painted gold cross with black ribbon necklace, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower arms and legs, painted black heels, antique muslin gown with blue silk ribbon trim, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 1 H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors on the beautiful early model include brown hair, sculpted hair bow, glass eyes and painted gold cross necklace. $1800/2500

88. German Bisque Sculpted Hair Lady with Cobalt Blue Glass Eyes 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head depicting a lady with elongated throat, brown sculpted hair with tightly-rolled finger curls around her face and vertical ringlet curls at the back, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, commercial muslin stitch-jointed body with sewn-on stockings and red leather boots, leather arms, lovely blue silk gown, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors include brown hair, pierced ears and cobalt blue eyes. $1200/1500

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89. Very Rare German Bisque Art Character by Marseille with Intaglio Painted Eyes

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19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head depicting a slightly-older child, deeply-intaglio painted blue eyes with large black pupils and white upper eye dots, black and incised eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, impressed dimples at lip corners and cheeks, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique cotton school dress, undergarments, socks and leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany A 5 M. Comments: Marseille, from their series of rare art character dolls, circa 1910. Value Points: superb artistry of the model is exemplified by the notion that the child is smiling although the lips are perfectly solemn; the expression is achieved through the impressed dimples and the painting of the eyes; finest quality of bisque and painting on the extremely rare model in wonderful large size. $14,000/18,000

90. German All-Bisque Candy Dish “Teddy Bear with Egg” by Gebruder Heubach 7” (18 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of standing brown teddy bear wearing flower-printed bath robe, and with black bead eyes and nose tip, his head held whimsically askance, and his right arm clasping a bisque egg designed for use as a candy container. With Heubach sunburst mark. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. $500/700

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91. Very Rare German Bisque Art Character, F.P. by Swaine & Co with Superb Expression 22� (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, deeplydefined intaglio-sculpted upper-glancing blue eyes, dark upper eyeliner, short-stroke brows, rounded nose, closed mouth with slightlypouting expression, richly glazed lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden balljointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.P. 8. Comments: Swaine & Co, circa 1910 when the firm’s art character dolls were introduced at the Leipzig Fair; this F.P. labeled model is virtually unknown. Value Points: the rarity of the doll is further enhanced by superbly-sculpted features, outstanding painting of complexion and features, original wig, body, body finish, factory original chemise and shoes, and with antique dress. $6000/9000

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92. Outstanding French Bisque Poupée in Luxury Folklore Costume 12” (30 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig in original coiffure captured under coiffe, kid poupée body with gusset-jointed limbs, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, body especially clean and sturdy except one finger broken. Marks: 0. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1875. Value Points: poupée wears perfectly preserved formal costume of Normandy, including unique decorated coiffe, linsey-woolsey striped gown, muslin shawl,

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blue silk apron, undergarments, wooden sabots, and accessories including spectacles, cross, brooch and watch on chain. $2800/3700

93. Stunningly Beautiful French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Jumeau 29” (74 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, delicate pale complexion, brilliant blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, richly painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, delicately brushstroked brows, richly shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with shaded fulsome lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips, knees and elbows, wearing fine antique gown. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Pierre-François Jumeau, circa 1870, the grand size and deluxe quality of bisque


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94. Wonderful Cinderella Coach in the 18th-Century Manner 17” (43 cm.) l. 9”h. Of carved light wood with textured gesso and painted finish, decoupage murals of 18th century scenes, and gilded borders and accents, spoked wheels, driver’s seat and baggage shelf, and with removable lid for access to the interior with gold leaf walls and velvet seats. Excellent condition. Late 19th/early 20th century. $2500/3500

95. Petite All-Original French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Bru Shoes 11” (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass spiralthreaded inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, delicately feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with square cut collarette indicative of Bru, gusset-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1865, attributed to Leon Casimir Bru.Value Points: most endearing petite size, the dainty poupée has very choice bisque, near mint body, and is wearing her original blue silk gown with soutache embroidery, undergarments, bonnet, and little leather shoes signed “B”. $3000/4000

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96. Secretary Desk with Bone Veneers in the Chippendale Style 15” (38 cm.) Of fine wood with bone veneers overall and carved bone drawer pulls, the desk features an upper bookcase with mullioned glass doors which enclose shelved interior above the slant front desk with an elaborately fitted interior and secret compartment. There are three lower drawers and pull-out supports for the open desk top, bracket feet, and swan’s neck style crest centering an urn-shaped finial. Excellent condition. Early/mid 1800s. $1200/1600

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10” (25 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso, unusual exaggeration of the heart-shaped elongated face, strongly-defined chin and broad forehead, painted black hair, painted facial features and complexion, stern expression, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: original finish is well-preserved, rubs to hair at crown and back. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1820, the doll is shown in Ackerman’s Dolls in Miniature, page 33, described as a “splendid and rare specimen”. Value Points: distinctive and compelling facial shape, the low-centered features enhancing the high brow, wearing his original gentleman’s costume of the era. $800/1200

98. Very Rare French Bisque Bébé by Adelaide Huret with Original Wooden Articulated Body 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full plump cheeks and bulbous shape of throat, painted blue down-glancing eyes with darker blue pupil rims, thick black eyeliner with decorative glaze at bottom rim, mauve blushed eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with dainty pursed lips, blonde mohair fleecy-curled wig over cork pate, all-wooden fully-articulated body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Condition: generally excellent, left baby finger missing. Comments: Maison Huret, circa 1875, Value Points: exceptional beauty of the wistful-faced bébé is achieved by hand-pressed detail of sculpting including tiny double chin, crinkles below the eyes and rounded nose, and with finest bisque, complexion and painting, original blue silk costume, bonnet, undergarments and cream kidskin shoes. $20,000/30,000

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99. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau in Exhibition Size with Superb Original Gown 27” (69 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eyeshadow, widely-arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, well-shaped lips with shaded and outlined detail, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid shapely poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: beautiful face is enhanced by finest bisque and artistic painting of features, original wig, pate, body, and wearing original couturier gown with elaborate drapes, ruching and lace trim. $5500/7500

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100. French Maple Wood Tall Chest from Au Paradis des Enfants 24” (61 cm.) Of fine birds-eye grained maple wood, the tall chest features six drawers with faux-bamboo shaped accents. Inside the top drawer is original paper store label from the prestige Parisian toy store of Au Paradis des Enfants on the Rue de Rivoli. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890. $800/1200

101. Rare French Bisque Deposed Poupée by Radiguet & Cordonnier with Original Signed Base 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with welldefined bosom, blue glass enamel eyes, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, shapely kid torso cut to accommodate modeled bosom, accentuated derriere, kid upper arms and thighs, bisque arms from above the elbows with expressively sculpted fingers and modeled right elbow, bisque legs from above the knees with modeled bare feet having original brass-lined holes on soles for posing on base. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake on bottom of foot by posing hole. Marks: 3 (head) R Depose C (shoulder plate rim) Poupée-Statuette System Brevete SGDG Marque Depose R&C Buste Depose, No.1204 Nouveau System de pied Bte SGDG (paper label on bottom of original posing stand). Comments: Radiguet & Cordonnier, the 1880 deposed “Poupée-Statuette” of theatrical costume designer Georges Cordonnier and Marie Radiguet, husband and wife; the unique poupée was offered for five years only in very limited production.Value Points: very rare doll with distinctive body and shoulderplate modeling, rare original posing stand with original label, beautiful bisque and painting, along with antique turquoise silk gown and straw bonnet. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $8500/11,000 101. Label

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103. Grand-Sized Early and Rare Neopolitan Figure with Portrait Like Features 31” (79 cm.) Carved wooden shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, sculpted

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and painted shoes. The lady has pompadour style coiffure with horizontal rows of curls at either side of the face, long looped curl at the back and a rolled coronet curl and the man has carved grey hair with rolled curls at the sides and an extended carved ponytail behind. Each is wearing its original silk and brocade costume with rich detail and the woman with tiniest pearl necklace and bracelets, and with very elaborate bonnet. Condition: very good, original finish throughout with typical fading. Comments: French, circa 1780, from a remarkable series of dolls created during the mid-late 18th century representing figures of the French court, and used by members of the aristocracy to story-tell innuendos and social scandals of the day. An exhibition of the dolls entitled “Exposition Costumes Ancien” was held in Paris in 1909 at the Musée de Arts Decoratif; shown in a photograph in 106. Details the exhibition catalog was a group of the dolls including this very pair. Value Points: rare dolls, each of the series is unique, in original condition and having original costumes. $12,000/17,000

105. Late 19th Century Mahogany Tall Case Faux-Clock 16” (41 cm.) Of fine mahogany with satinwood inlays and pediment crest centering a shaped finial, the case features a shelved interior, bottom drawer, and inlay porcelain clock face with hand-painted scene. Excellent condition structurally. Likely English, late 19th century. $600/900

106. Pair, Very Rare French Carved Wooden Court Dolls in Original Costumes 14” (36 cm.) Depicting persons of the 18th century French court, the pair of wooden dolls include a gentleman and lady, padded cloth torso and upper limbs, highly characterized anatomical body features, wooden lower limbs with carved The dolls shown in the Paris Exhibition catalog of 1909.

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109. French Mechanical Automaton “Smoking Marquis” by Roullet et Decamps 23” (58 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered base is a bisque head gentleman with brown glass paperweight inset eyes, richly-painted lashes and brows, mauve blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils, slightly-parted modeled lips with center hole for insertion of cigarette holder, pierced ears, white periwig with formally-arranged curls, one-piece carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, paper mache lower hands. When wound, he raises the cigarette holder to his mouth, inhails deeply, exhales downward, then repeats, but this time lifts his head to exhale upwards, then lowers his right arm. Condition: bisque head and body are excellent. Smoking mechanism functions well. Comments: attributed to Roullet et Decamps, circa 1885. Value Points: a handsome figure, he has very rare Jumeau portrait face with very fine bisque, and is wearing fine velvet and silk vintage Marquis costume. $6000/8000

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108. Delightful Early French Mechanical Toy “Polichinelle on Wheeled Cart” 12” (30 cm.) l. Sitting astride a tinplate three-wheeled cart is a paper mache figure of Polichinelle with very pronounced shaped of nose and chin, painted features, white mohair wig, paper mache hands and feet with painted shoes having upturned toes, and wearing original silk Polichinelle costume with prominent humps at front and back of torso. When wound, the back wheels turn, propelling him forward while he frantically moves his legs backward and forward as though he is directing the cart. Condition: generally excellent except some paint wear on tinplate, mechanism functions well. Marks: F. Lotire [?] (impressed on brass plate). Comments: French, circa 1850, the toy is similar to that presented by the more-known Theroude. Value Points: charming thematically and aesthetically, the festive character and toy are decorated with silver bells and grand bi-corn hat. $4500/6500

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25” (64 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered wooden base is a bisque-head portrait lady with brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, mauve blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with richly-shaded and highlighted lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, one-piece carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms. When wound, she turns her head side to side and nods, in synchronic movements with alternately lifting arms and, first, fanning herself, and then sniffing the posy of flowers which she holds, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks: Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 7 (head) L.B.(key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1885, with luxury commissioned bisque portrait head from Jumeau. Value Points: very beautiful face with finest painting and complexion, very deep paperweight eyes, beautifully-sculpted bisque hands, and wearing splendid vintage costume of lady of the court. $8000/12,000


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111. Very Rare French Doll with Laminated Cloth Body Attributed to the Designs of Brouillet-Cacheleux 19” (48 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with flat-cut neck socket which accommodates to protruding peg from torso neck, painted facial features, blue downcast eyes, thick black upper eyeliner with dainty lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with prim lips, very plump cheeks, unpierced ears, brunette mohair wig, very lightweight body of laminated cloth with loose-ball-joints and peg-jointing, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, few wig pulls at upper forehead crown (under wig). Comments: circa 1865, attributed to Brouillet-Cacheleux who registered an 1861 design for this doll, specifically of the lightweight laminated cloth material. His concept was similar to the blown leather poupée body deposed by Clement of Paris in 1866. An article about these rare dolls by Dominique Pennegues is in Doll News, Spring, 2018. Value Points: very rare doll with beautiful dreamy expression, original body with original finish, antique costume includes a fabulous bonnet, silk gown, undergarments, leather shoes. $4000/5500

112. Rare Early 1800s Upholstered Chair 12” (30 cm.) Mahogany-framed chair, having rounded back, original (worn) rose and green upholstery with self-tufting, and with detachable wooden tray at the front which is held in place by matching wooden screws. Structurally excellent, upholstery original albeit worn. Probably English, early 1800s, the fine quality and rarity of the chair suggests its original creation as a salesman sample. $800/1200

113. French Bisque Double-Faced Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru in Petite Size 11” (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with an alternate face on two sides of the head which can be alternately revealed by pivoting the head; both faces have painted blue eyes and facial features, and a blonde lambswool wig covers the head crown. One face reveals a cheerful-faced child with beautifully-painted lashes and brows, closed mouth modeled as though open with two rows of tiny sculpted teeth; the other face reveals a rosy-faced crying child with squinting eyes and modeled frown lines. On handmade cloth body with original bisque hands. Condition: head is excellent, chip at back corner of shoulderplate, finger tips chipped, body is not original. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1880. Value Points: rare model especially in this petite size, excellent bisque and painting, wearing fine antique pique costume with bébé brooch and silver rattle. $2500/4500 111. Details

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115. All-Original French Luxury Dollhouse Furnishings in Presentation Box 18” (46 cm.) x 17” box 4”h. piano. A paper-covered wooden box with lithographed label on lid “Ameublement” (furnishings) contains within its paper lace edged interior a complete parlor room setting with unusual faux-marble finish, comprising upright piano, fireplace with mirrored mantel arranged with painted wooden base and candlesticks, fernery with silk flowers, settee, four chairs, oval table, piano stool; the upholstered pieces with rose silk covers. Excellent condition, unplayed with, the furnishings still tied to original box. For the French market, circa 1890. $700/900

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116. German Paper Mache Poupard with Beautifully-Painted Hair 20” (51 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead, painted black hair with delicatelyfeathered curls around the face, painted blue downcast eyes with shaded detail, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with delicately-painted lips, firmly-shaped poupard body wrapped in pique bunting with rose silk ribbon, kid arms with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865, possibly for the French market. Value Points: fine original painting with beautifully-detailed hair. $700/900

117. German “Munich Art” Character Doll with Solemn Expression by Marion Kaulitz 18” (46 cm.) Firmly-pressed composition socket head with deeply-defined facial features, textured complexion, defined small eye sockets with painted blue eyes, incised upper eyeliner, lightly-painted brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the lips, wellsculpted ears, brunette mohair wig in coiled braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, well-costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Marion Kaulitz, circa 1909 who is credited with inspiring the German art character reform movement of that era, insisting that dolls should represent the faces of real children; a near duplicate of this doll was sold in Theriault’s catalog The Empress and the Child, #46, albeit with brown eyes. Value Points: very rare doll with original finish and strong characterization including little double chin, very full solemn lips, downcast eyes, original body and body finish and wearing elaborate multi-layered antique costume. $7000/9000

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119. French Presentation Box with Miniature Bisque Doll and Trousseau 16” (41 cm.) x 11” 7” doll. A wooden box with decorative paper cover has a glasswindow lid with gold paper edging which removes for access to the well-fitted interior having rose carton background edged with real lace. Inside the box is a bisque doll marked 1078 S&H, with blue glass eyes, open mouth, four teeth, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing cream silk dress and owning a complete trousseau comprising original muslin chemise, undergarments, night shift, a second dress, cap, muff and various toilette articles. Excellent condition. For the French market, circa 1900, the presentation is perfectly preserved. $900/1300

120. German All-Bisque Baby in Original Wicker Layette 4 ½” (11 cm.) doll. 6”l. basket. All-bisque baby with one-piece head and torso, painted blonde baby hair, painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes, closed mouth, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs in bent baby pose. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: the doll is wearing original knit costume and is presented in original wicker basket with original fabric lining, arranged with an assortment of baby toys and accessories. $400/500

121. German All-Bisque “Boy Blowing Bubbles” by Gebruder Heubach 12” (30 cm.) All-bisque figurine depicting a young lad with brown curly hair, downcast eyes, seated sideways on a bench, a bowl of suds in front of him and a bubble pipe held to his mouth as though blowing bubbles. Condition: generally

118. Beautiful German Bisque Child, “Dolly Dimple” by Gebruder Heubach 18” (46 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, mohair lashes, short feathered brows over shaded undercoat, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, very full outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, impressed dimples at center bottom lip and cheeks, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: dep Dolly Dimple Germany 7. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: the rarity of the model is accentuated by the most endearing expression achieved by dimples and laughter lines around the mouth, fine quality of bisque, original lashes, original body and body finish. $1800/2500

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122. Most Endearing Sonneberg Bisque Doll Known as the “Kuhnlenz Bru”

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20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep brown glass inset eyes, thick black eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, shaded nostrils with upturned nose, accented eye corners, closed mouth, defined white space between the pale outlined lips, pierced ears, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G.K. 34-29. Comments: Gebruder Kuhnlenz, circa 1885, the model closely resembles the early Brevete Bébé model of Bru, whose market the doll sought to capture. Value Points: very beautiful facial expression and lovely painting of the rare doll, original body and body finish, antique rose cotton dress, undergarments, leather boots. $2200/2800

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123. German Bisque Lady Doll with Sculpted Blue Cap and Ruffled Collar 22” (56 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of lady with blonde sculpted hair arranged with deep curls at her forehead and back of hair, topped by a sculpted blue cap with pale blue ruffled edge and tiers of bisque ruffles at the back, painted facial features, blue downcast eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brown brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, sculpted pierced ears, sculpted blue neck ruffle with black “velvet” ribbon and coral medallion, old cameo stitch-jointed body, bisque forearms, beautiful antique gown and undergarments. 123. Back detail Condition: generally excellent, ¼” faint original firing line at back rim of shoulderplate. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. $600/900

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23” (58 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with rounded plump face, blonde sculpted hair with cluster of forehead curls, little curls at her nape, and a thick braid extending across her crown that is decorated with blue beads that are a match to her blue bead sculpted necklace with coral medallion, painted blue upper glancing eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, old muslin body with sewn-on blue stockings and red leather shoes, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1020 # 9. Comments: Alt, Beck and Gottschalk, circa 1880.Value Points: 124. Back detail rare signed model with exquisite sculpting of hair, beautiful complexion, fancy hair decoration and jewelry. $700/1000

125. Early German Bisque Doll with Costumes in Presentation Box for the French Etrennes Market 10” (25 cm.) doll. 12” x 15” box. Arranged within a glass-front wooden box with decorative paper covers and lace edged interior is a bisque shoulderhead doll with blonde sculpted hair and painted facial features, blue eyes, closed mouth, muslin body and bisque limbs, wearing cotton undergarments, gown and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: German doll, in original French presentation box, circa 1880. A similar presentation was shown in the Petit-St.Thomas store Etrennes catalog of 1879, available in four sizes, each set with three complete costumes. Value Points: pristine preservation, the presentation box includes the costumed doll along with a white pique dress and delicate batiste dress with blue floral print. The doll appears in the book, Etrennes, French 19th Century Holiday Dolls and Playthings, by Florence Theriault. $1200/1600

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127. Rare German Bisque Lady, Model 1034, with Grey Sculpted Hair by Alt, Beck & Gottschalk 18� (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with rounded face and shoulders, grey sculpted hair waved away from her face in deep poufs with three cascading curls at the back decorated by a rose hair ribbon, painted blue upper glancing eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, wearing antique blue silk gown, undergarments, leather shoes, slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1034 # 8. Comments: Alt, Beck and Gottschalk, circa 1880. Value Points: rare model with most unusual grey painted hair in fancy coiffure. $800/1200

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128. French Bisque Bébé by Maison Bru with Grand Assortment of Boy Toys and Accessories 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair bobbed wig over cork pate, Bru hollowed-wood six-ball-jointed body, antique linen costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 6. Comments: Maison Bru, circa 1887, the hollowed-wood body was introduced by the Bru firm in that year and was intended as a direct competition to Jumeau’s composition and wooden body; he described it in his advertising as “more sturdy and lighter”. Value Points: rare

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Bru model, the little boy bébé owns a bounty of toys and accessories including brushed velvet top hat, woven top hat, pool table, playing cards, a little case of miniature medals, globe on pedestal, two oval hat boxes, set of dominoes, and checkerboard with mother-of-pearl inlays. This doll, with some variation of accessories is show in The Bru Book, by François Theimer. $8000/12,000

129. Superb French Felt Character Boy by Reynal in Original Costume with Box 17” (43 cm.) Pressed felt socket head with finely-painted complexion, brown painted eyes with shaded detail in sideglancing expression, black upper eyeliner, brown eyeshadow, feathered brows, closed mouth with shaded pink lower lip, brunette side-parted mohair wig, all-cloth body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Poupées Raynal Paris (box). Comments: Raynal, Paris, circa 1930s, the Parisian atelier was inspired by the works of Lenci, which the dolls closely resemble. Value Points: pristine state of preservation with beautiful complexion, painting, wig, and wearing original black woolen suit with brass buttons, shirt, tie, socks, black leather shoes, and cap with brim decorated with brass anchor and braid, and with original labeled box. $1800/2500

130. Wonderful German Bisque Toy Peddler as Candy Container with Baskets of Toys 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and brows, open mouth, four teeth, blonde mohair wig, hollow carton torso that separates at the waist for access to

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131. Fabulous German Bisque “Kewpies in a Tree” Under Glass Dome 24” (61 cm.) A gnarly wooden “tree” with green leaves is posed upon a moss-covered wood base, and playing in the tree are nineteen German bisque Kewpies of various styles, sizes and activities including standing,Thinker, Huggers, Kewpie sweeper, Blunderboo, tumbling Kewpies, Kewpies with cats or chicks, and miniature Kewpies,

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and one in original silk bunting. The entire arrangement is preserved under a blown glass dome. Condition: two cats have broken tail tips, two others have minor flakes, all others excellent. Marks: (O’Neill or c. or model numbers, some with original paper heart labels). Comments: Germany, circa 1915.Value Points: delightfully fabulous Kewpie arrangement incorporating nineteen different Kewpies. $2500/3500


132. German Bisque Kewpie by Kestner with Original Body and Brown Glass Googly Eyes 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with solid dome, painted hair with forelock curl, topknot and side curls, brown glass sideglancing googly-like eyes, delicately-painted upper lashes, dash brows, closed mouth with thin line smile, blushed cheeks, composition chubby torso, toddler legs with side-hip jointing and jointing at knees, composition arms with starfish-shaped hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Ges Ges O’Neill JDK 12. (head) O’Neill (stamp on foot). Comments: Kestner, inspired by the illustrations of Rose O’Neill’s Kewpie, and created under license with George Borgfeldt for O’Neill.Value Points: excellent bisque and great expression, cotton romper appears original, the luxury detail of jointed knee appeared only on the larger size Kestner Kewpies. $2800/3500

133. A Wonderful Pair of German FactoryOriginal All-Bisque Dolls 5 ½” (14 cm.) Each has one-piece bisque head and torso, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, with sculpted short curly brown hair and hair ribbon, brown side-glancing eyes with decorative glaze, painted lashes and brows, tiny closed mouth with impish smile, painted white socks and brown shoes with a large bow. Condition: generally excellent, Marks: 10499. Comments: Gebruder 133. Heubach, circa 1916. Value Points: together their entire “life”, the little pair are in perfectly-preserved factory-original condition, one with blue painted hair ribbon and striped knit costume of blue, gold and turquoise, comprising a tasseled stocking cap, one piece dress and cream knit onesie; the other with orange painted hair ribbon, and solid color blue dress with orange trim, tasseled cap, and cream knit onesie; and each with 134. original store label. $800/1000

134. German Bisque Googly, 241, by Marseille in Original Costume 6” (15 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted brown short hair, painted facial features, blue side-glancing googly eyes, tiny rounded nose, closed mouth with impish smile, five-piece paper mache body, painted shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 11/0 M 241 DRGM. Comments: Marseille, circa 1920.Value Points: the little googly wears vibrant original orange and brown felt costume. $300/400

135. German Presentation Sample Card of All-Bisque Dolls from Hertwig 12” (30 cm.) x 17” card 1 ½” - 5” doll. A heavy paper stock card is arranged with 27 all-bisque dolls in various styles and sizes, including four black children, children with cloth hair bows attached to modeled bisque hair loop, two dolls with glass sleep eyes, wigs and fancily painted shoes and socks; all dolls with original factory costumes. Each doll is identified with original factory inventory number. Condition: slight flaking to complexion of two black dolls, otherwise excellent and wonderfully preserved. Germany, original factory archives of Hertwig and Co, circa 1920. $800/1200

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137. Early Wooden Doll Trunk with Transfer Fabric Interior 14” (36 cm.) x 9”h. x 8”d. The wooden domed top doll trunk has pale green linen-like fabric cover with wooden slats, black metal edging, and cast brass handles, and hinges open to reveal an interior which is lined with transfer-pattern cotton fabric including the lift-out tray. With lock and key. Very good condition overall. Mid-1800s. $400/500

136. Rare American Cloth Black-Complexioned Doll Marketed as Mammy by Martha Chase 26” (66 cm.) All-cloth doll with rich ebony complexion, pressed and oil-painted facial features, dark eyes with red upper eyeliner and defined sockets, fringed brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with full lips, sculpted ears, black fleecy wig, stitch-jointed body with bare feet, brown sateen torso cover, black oil-painted lower arms and legs, well costumed in antique dress, apron, bandanna and undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Martha Chase, Pawtucket. Rhode Island, circa 1900. Value Points: rare model from the cottage industry dollmaker, with especially fine detail of modeled features, gentle expression. Ex-Collection Mary Merritt Doll Museum. $3500/4500

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138. “Sunny Monday Washing Set” in Original Box by Parker Brothers 13” (33 cm.) x 8”. Presented in a heavy card stock box are a bounty of doll-sized laundry day equipment and supplies including wooden ironing


board and two scrub boards, cast iron trivet and two irons, wash tub and wooden clothes pins, linen wrap with clothesline, and bar of soap. The box was a colorful illustration of a child or doll playing with laundry toys. Excellent condition. Parker Brothers, circa 1910. $500/700

139. German Boxed Toy of Boy with Cart and Accessories 6” (15 cm.) doll, 9” x 6” box. Within a heavy card stock box having lithographed scene on the lid depicting a little boy in cart, is a bisque boy with sculpted blonde hair and painted features, bisque lower limbs with painted shoes, wearing original country costume; along with a little lamb pulling a two-wheeled wooden cart and with two tiny all-bisque dolls, tin milk bucket and basket. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1885. $400/600

140. American Cloth “Columbian Doll” by Emma and Marietta Adams 22” (56 cm.) All-cloth doll with flat-dimensional face, oil-painted facial features and hair, painted shaded brown hair with thick curls at the forehead and shaded coloring of hair at the back, painted large brown eyes, brown

eyeliner, single-stroke brows, outlined nose, closed mouth with extended center line, blushed cheeks, muslin stitch-jointed body with oil-painted hands, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, some light flaking of paint at back of head. Marks: The Columbian Doll Manufactured by Marietta Adams Ruttan Oswego, N.Y. Comments: circa 1892, designed and made by the Adams sisters, Emma and Marietta, the doll won the Gold Medal at the 1892 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Value Points: historically important American doll with beautiful original oil painted features and hair, maker’s signature. Ex-June Ellen Lane Collection. $2200/3200

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142. Early German Cloth Character Doll “Ulrich”, Series I, by Kathe Kruse in Rare Original Box

24” (61 cm.) w. x 18”h. x 7”. Arranged in a wooden-cased shadow-box is the exterior of a nicely-windowed building with yellow-walled apartment on the top level and butcher shop below. Standing at the front of the butcher shop are three generously-girthed butchers with painted costumes, two with cleavers in hand, while nearby are butcher blocks and wrapping counters. Behind the men are hanging racks of various cuts of meat; the meat is all of carved wood with hand-painted details. Excellent condition, English, mid-19th century, a very similar example was featured in the Davos Spielzeugmuseum, and is shown in that catalog, #224. $3500/5500

17” (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with firmly-pressed and oil-painted head, brown painted hair with soft wispy curls onto the forehead, brown down-glancing eyes with black and brown upper eyeliner, white eyedots, closed mouth with pouting expression, stitch-jointed arms with separately-sewn thumbs, disc-jointed legs, antique costume including cotton romper suit, shirt, jacket, undergarment, socks and shoes. Condition: head is excellent, body has some dustiness. Marks: 6557 (or 65057, on foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1925.Value Points: most appealing wistful-faced doll is preserved in original rare box with unusual colorful design and original Kathe Kruse printed label with inventory label “Ulrich I B 59”. $2500/3500

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including undergarments, socks, and shoes. Condition: head is excellent, body has some water marks. Marks: 6568 (or 65068, on foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1925. Value Points: superbly-preserved painted finish, the wistful doll is preserved in her original rare box with unusual colorful design and original Kathe Kruse printed label with inventory label “Inga I C 10”. $2500/3500

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144. Grand German Wooden Mannequin Man with Exceptional Ottoman Costume 38� (97 cm.) All-wooden doll with swivel head, deeply-combmarked painted brown hair and moustache, well-defined facial features including eye sockets, strong nose, detailed ears, painted brown eyes, fullyarticulated wooden body with dowelconstruction at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hip, knees and ankles, and with ball-swivel waist. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid-1800s, the mannequin figures were shown in German wholesale catalogs for 145. Clothing detail

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many decades, although artistic facial and hair renderings such as this doll exhibits were likely the commissioned workmanship of individual artists; an old shipping tag on this doll indicates it was shipped to the Merritt Museum from Paris many decades ago. Value Points: exceptional artistry of the model includes not only the head, but also the posing of fingers; he is wearing an extraordinary antique costume of the Ottoman Empire including extensive accessories. Ex-Collection Mary Merritt Museum. $3500/4500

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145. Companion German Wooden Mannequin Woman in Original Superb Couturier Ottoman Costume 37� (94 cm.) All-wooden doll with swivel head, painted brown hair drawn away from face, well-defined facial features with gentle expression, detailed ears, painted brown eyes, fully-articulated wooden body with defined bosom and small waist, dowel-construction at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hip, knees and ankles, and with ball-swivel waist, posed fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid-1800s, originally conceived as artist mannequins, the models also appeared as exhibition mannequins in costume shops. Value Points: with exceptional sculpting of gentle demeanor, and fine artistic painting, wearing multi-layered original costume of the wealthy Ottoman aristocracy, the model was likely originally an exhibition doll, and is superbly preserved. Ex-Collection Mary Merritt Museum. $3500/4500

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146. Very Rare American Wooden Character Doll, “The Stetson Hat Man” by Schoenhut 21” (53 cm.) All-wooden doll depicting an adult man of strong presence, socket head with unique carved facial features, narrowed eyes, strong nose and jaw and cheek bones, sculpted ears, and painted brown hair in stylized gentleman manner, wooden spring-jointed body, wearing antique gentleman’s formal woolen suit, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut (oval sticker). Comments: Schoenhut, Philadelphia, circa 1917, the doll is 146. Detail picture in the book, Schoenhut Dolls, by Carol Corson, page 187, named The Stetson Hat Man. Corson describes the origin of the doll as a special production for John B. Stetson, head of that hat company and a family friend of the Schoenhut’s; according to Schoenhut oral history the doll was used by Stetson as a display piece and in his company advertising. Value Points: very rare oneof-a-kind portrait doll by Schoenhut with fascinating provenance. $1500/2500

147. Collection of Nine Miniature Hat Boxes 4” (10 cm.) -6”. Each is of cardboard in various shapes and with wonderful graphic designs and lettering, from prestige men’s hat makers of early/mid-1900s including Knox, Champ, Adam, Portis, Mallory and Stetson; eight of the boxes hold actual miniature hat models of the gentleman’s style of that season. Very good condition. Early/ mid-1900s. $300/500

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148. French Mannequin Doll with Portrait Bisque Head and Antique Military Costume 39� (99 cm.) Bisque head with flat-cut neck socket, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, attached in mannequin form with linen-overfirm-shaped torso, custom-padding at shoulders to accommodate costume, cast iron boots, and wooden arms with doweljointing at shoulders, elbows and wrists, and with fullyarticulated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 148. Stockman Paris 4 (body). Comments; French, Stockman circa 1890, with commissioned bisque mannequin head, possibly Simon and Halbig for Jumeau. Value Points: wearing antique red woolen uniform with cap, the mannequin has rare articulated fingers. $4500/6500

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(shoulders). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1867. Value Points: an exceptionally beautiful and important example of the beloved model with finest bisque, very sturdy and fresh body, and wearing an exceptional original costume of silks, laces, metallic thread embroidery, opalescent beading, crown with “diamond” accents, the doll may have been part of a historical retrospective of French royal queens prepared for exhibition during the era of the 1867 International Paris Exposition. $5000/7500

149. An Extraordinary French Bisque Poupée by Gaultier in Original Exhibition Royal Costume 20” (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, very deep brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathering, accented nostrils and eye corner, pierced ears, closed mouth with accented lips, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5 (head and shoulders) F.G.

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150. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée with Lovely Antique Costume 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and arched brows, rich mauve-blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870. Value Points: exceptionally artistic quality of painting especially around the eyes, finest bisque, sturdy original body, wearing lovely lavender silk couturier costume, undergarments, leather heeled shoes marked C.C., bonnet. $2500/3200

151. Rare French Bisque Portrait of English Queen in Coronation Robes 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four teeth, pierced ears, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 71 Unis France 149 301 E. T. R. (in circle). Comments: Unis France, the model represents the English Queen at the time of her coronation. Value Points: pristine original condition, wearing velvet robe with seed pearl appliques on brocade center panel, very long velvet robe with gold embroidery and real ermine trim, purple velvet crown with “jewels”, elaborate bracelets and necklace, carrying spectre with white dove, undergarments, stockings and shoes. $1800/2500

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kid gusset-jointed body, bisque lower arms, lovely silk costume, undergarments, leather slippers signed C .P. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: rarity factors include glass eyes, hair decoration, fancy bodice. $500/800

153. Early German Dollhouse Furnishings by D.H. Wagner in Original Box 20” (51 cm.) x 13” box. 7”l. settee. The wooden dollhouse ensemble is decorated with lithographed paper designed to suggest French gilt inlay ebony furniture, with white painted trim to suggest ivory accents and with mauve silk upholstery. The ensemble comprises nine pieces including a four-drawer chest, settee, secretary, dressing table with mirror, lift-top game table, jardiniere, drop-front desk and two arm chairs, along with accessories which are carved bone mantel clock, brass candle holders, and a wall engraving. The furnishings are still tied inside their original box which has a decorative paper cover and mauve paper interior. Excellent condition, unplayed with. Germany, D.H. Wagner, circa 1880. $1100/1500

154. German Bisque Lady Doll with Fancily-Sculpted Bodice 17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of adult lady, brown sculpted hair waved from her face and arranged in voluminous curls at the crown and back of head, pierced ears, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, sculpted fancy bodice with gilt-edged ribbons and blue neck bow, muslin body, (new) bisque arms, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors include brown hair and well-detail sculpting and decoration of bodice. $600/900

152. German Bisque Doll with Glass Eyes, Sculpted Hair and Bodice 16” (41 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with plump facial modeling, blonde sculpted hair casually waved behind her sculpted pierced ears and with black hair band at her crown, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, sculpted bodice with ruffled edge chemise and magenta ribbons, 153.

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15” (38 cm.) Untinted bisque shoulderhead of lady with perfectly oval face and slightlyelongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved into double rows of arranged curls framing her face, edged with purple bisque ruffle, and centered by a large blue flower at her crown, the back of hair enclosed in an elaborately-woven “spider-web” snood, painted bright blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, brown single stroke brows, closed mouth, muslin stitchjointed body, bisque forearms, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent albeit, probable restoration to ribbon and flower, one bow tip missing at back, arms not original. Value Points: very rare model with intriguing sculpted and painted snood. $500/700

156. German Bisque Lady Doll with Sculpted Fancy Snood 17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of adult lady with oval face and elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved from face and captured in a 156. Detail modeled green snood with purple lustre tassel and feathered boa, painted cobalt blue eyes in half moon shape, all-around lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body with bisque lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: especially fine detail of facial painting with expressive portrait like features, fancily-decorated snood. $800/1100 155. Back

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157. Extremely Rare French Bisque “Bébé Gourmand” by Leon Casimir Bru 18” (46 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, very full cheeks and throat, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, roseblushed eyeshadow, delicately feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth with shaded and accented lips, porcelain tongue inside the head set in framework allowing the long tongue to be “stuck out” to receive a biscuit and then tip backward as though swallowing, kid bébé torso, upper legs and arms, bisque forearms with exquisitely sculpted hands, bisque lower legs from above the knee, bisque feet with open soles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (circle/dot symbol on head) Bte SGDG (forehead) 1 T (right shoulder) (original paper label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his Bébé Gourmand, first advertised by Bru in 1882 as “delicieux bébé a surprise”; although he described the bébé as a registered model no record of its depose has been found. The bébé has two hollow tubes hidden inside the torso, and when a tiny biscuit is placed on the tongue, it falls backward as though being swallowed, falls through one of the tubes, and comes out through one of the open foot soles. Value Points: exceptionally rare, few models are known to exist, original condition, with outstanding quality of bisque and sculpting especially notable in hands and muscular legs, choicest bisque and complexion, superbly painted features and splendid eyes, wonderful antique costume. $30,000/40,000 157. Feet detail

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158. Rare French Double-Face Deposed Poupée with Wooden Body by Leon Casimir Bru 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque shoulder plate with alternate faces on either side of head, one face with blue glass enamel eyes, painted lashes and eyeliner, rose-blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils and accented lips; the other face with sculpted 158. Detail closed eye lids, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with hint of smile. The ears are double-sided with pierced ear holes at center base of lobes, and the brunette mohair wig covers the top and sides of face. The all-wooden body has ball-swivel waist, dowelarticulation at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, separately sculpted fingers, defined lines in palm and defined nails, an antique costume is included. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1868, this being the year that the “surprise double-faced poupée” and the dowel-jointed swivel-waisted poupée were registered by him. Value Points: extremely rare model that combines the early registered head and body patents; the head with superb quality of bisque and painting, the body with outstanding detail of sculpting and fine original finish. Ex-collection Lucy Morgan. $9500/13,000

159. Exceptional French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru in Pristine Condition 31” (79 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with defined breasts and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eye shadow, sculpted brows with brushstroked details, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, plump kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, curved elbows, bisque lower arms with separately sculpted fingers, beautifully costumed in cream cashmere wool with lace trim, pressed felt bonnet, undergarments, black leather shoes signed “Bru Jne Paris 12”. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1883. Value Points: early Bru Jne facial model with exceptional quality of sculpting and bisque, superb condition with very sturdy and fresh original body, perfect hands, signed Bru shoes; the luxury quality of this doll as well as its wonderfully-preserved condition and size indicate likely original purpose as an exhibition model. Ex-collection Lucy Morgan. $22,000/32,000

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160. English Satinwood Desk with Painted Decorations 15” (38 cm.) x 13”h. x 5”d. Of warm-toned satinwood, the desk features a curved drop-front which opens to a fitted interior with five drawers having hand-painted garland designs, with single drawer and resting upon an unusual X-formed stretcher; the desk is accented with ebony edging and ball feet, while floral garlands and a sleeping cupid decorate the front. With ornate cast drawer pulls and two escutcheons with working key. England, late 19th/early 20th century. $900/1300

161. Collection of Accessories for French Poupées 5” (13 cm.) l. gloves. 4” brown case. Included are elbow-length red kidskin gloves with stitched detail, woven bonnet with lace and red silk faille trim, red leather purse with leather bail handle, fur muff in original green case, woven snood, two chemisettes with red trim (one with matching sleeves), striped silk jacket with white beading, and a brown leather necessaire with red lining having brush, comb, puff, bottle, and little scissors. Excellent condition. French, for poupées 17”-19”. French, circa 1870. $400/700

162. Very Rare French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Luminous Brown Complexion 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head with brown (“cafe-au-lait”) complexion on kid-edged matching bisque shoulderplate, modeled bosom and shoulderblades, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, dark brown painted brows with feathered detail, accented nostrils, closed mouth with tiny “tongue tip”, pierced ears, black fleecy wig over cork pate, kid bébé body with scalloped-edge collarette, kid-over-wooden upper arms, Chevrot hinged legs, wooden lower legs, bisque forearms, wearing original chemise and brown pressed hat with interior label “Moscow Beaver”. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 5 (head and shoulders) (original Bru label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1885, Chevrot epoch. Value 162. Detail Points: very rare model, with flawless complexion heightened by luminous glow, splendid 153. eyes, perfect original body and wig. $18,000/28,000

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163. Superb Earliest Period French Bisque Bébé Modele by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Bru Shoes 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump lower cheeks and chin, almond-shaped pale blue glass paperweight inset 163. Shoes eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer rims, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined and accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden bébé body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, beautiful antique gold and ivory silk brocade dress with lavish lace trim, undergarments, knit stockings, wonderful bonnet and signed Bru shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (incised numbers on body). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his Bébé Modele, circa 1880, this was the earliest period facial model to be found on the rare doll. Value Points: an exceptionally beautiful example of the rare Bébé Modele, with wonderfully articulated body, choicest bisque and painting. Ex-collection June Ellen Lane. $23,000/28,000

164. Wonderful Bisque Jester as Candy Container for the French Market 16” (41 cm.) Seated upon a silk-ribbon-wrapped high stool is a bisque head doll with blue glass eyes, painted features, open mouth, blonde mohair wig, bisque forearms, with factory-original gold and apple-green jester costume and cap, holding paper accordion. Hidden inside the costume is a hollow candy container cylinder which is revealed when the torso is separated. Condition: generally excellent, some silk frailty on pant leg. Comments: for the French market, the jester was a presentation candy box in a prestige Parisian candy store, circa 1890. Value Points: rare novelty with luxury details including fringed stool decoration, fine satin fabrics. $700/900

165. Continental Wooden Cupboard with Inlay Designs 23” (58 cm.) Of finely grained satinwood, the furniture features a glasswindow upper cupboard with shaped door, shelved interior, and arched crest, above three drawer chest with bombe shaping and columned sides. The entire cupboard is inlaid with foliate scrolling in lighted wood and has brass drawer knobs. Excellent condition, chip at bottom left edge. Continental, late 1800s. $800/1100

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circa 1872, the facial model was deposed by him in that year. Value Points: finest quality of bisque, complexion and painting on the gently-smiling lady, sturdy original body, lovely antique costume including gown, undergarments, bonnet, and leather ankle boots incised with script “B” in oval. $2500/3200

167. Petite French Bisque Bébé Modele by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Articulated Body and Signed Bru Shoes 15” (38 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin, brown glass paperweight inset eyes with darker brown pupil rims, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, mauveblushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, original blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, allwooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0 (head). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1879, Bébé Modele was first mentioned in Bru’s 1879 advertising and appears to only have been made until 1883 at the latest and always in very limited exclusive numbers; this model with Brevete face is from the earliest 1879 period. Value Points: 167. Body detail very beautiful gentle-faced bébé with exquisite complexion and painting, rare wooden articulated body, and with lovely antique white pique dress with broderie Anglaise trim, undergarments and signed Bru shoes. $18,000/25,000

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167.1. French Walnut Armoire with Stencilled Door Designs and Original Interior Linens

16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners, shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, separately stitched fingers, square cut collarette. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E (head and shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,

16” (41 cm.) Of fine walnut, the double door armoire has carved side columns, brass door hardware, and elaborate multi-colored armorial designs on each door panel; the armoire opens to a shelved interior containing an assortment of wrapped linens, towels and lace-edged cloths, each tied with original blue silk ribbons; the interior doors are lined with muslin chemises with lace trim and blue silk ribbons. French, circa 1885. Excellent condition. $600/900

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168. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Very Rare Amber Brown Complexion 20” (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, amber brown complexion, rich brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted black lashes, rose eye shadow, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, defined tongue tip, pierced ears, dark brunette hand-tied human-hair wig over cork pate, slender tinted bébé body with scalloped edge collarette, kid-over-wooden upper arms, amber-brown bisque forearms, Chevrot hinged legs, amber-tinted wooden lower legs. Condition: generally excellent, one finger has invisible restoration. Marks: Bru Jne 9 (head and shoulders) (Bébé Bru SGDG original paper label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, Chevrot epoch, circa 1888. Value Points: very rare flawless amber brown complexion and complementary painting of features, original very sturdy body, antique festival costume including jewelry, red kidskin shoes incised C.C. $14,000/18,000

169. Rare and All-Original French Automaton “Femme Clown Cirque” by Roullet & Decamps 19” (48 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered platform behind a wooden stool is a bisque-headed lady with blue glass paperweight eyes, beautifully painted features, closed mouth, white mohair wig over cork pate, bisque shoulder plate, carton torso and legs, metal upper arms, and bisque forearms, wearing purple and gold original costume and holding a baton and metal hoop in her hands. Posed on the stool is a performing circus dog. When wound, the girl turns her head from to side, nods, turns her head again, then taps the baton in her right hand as though commanding the dog to perform, and he dances about and jumps up and down. Music plays. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks: R. D. Marque Depose (original paper label on base with illustration of Roullet trademark) Depose Tete Jumeau 1 (doll). Comments: Roullet & Decamps, circa 1895, the exact model was featured in the RD catalog as #298, named “Femme Clown Cirque”, and was priced at nearly double the standard pieces. Value Points: totally original and rare model with beautiful purple and gold silk costume and cap, amusing motions, especially lovely bisque head. $8000/11,000

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170. Rare German Bisque Lady Doll, 1469, by Simon and Halbig in Original Costume 14� (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender heart-shaped face, blue glass sleep eyes in narrow almond shape, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, composition fully-jointed flapper style body with elongated slender torso and limbs, feet posed for high heels, wearing magenta velvet silk dress with lace trim, matching cap and coat, undergarments, high heels. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1469 Simon & Halbig 2. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912.Value Points: rare model with beautiful face and painting, original rare body, rare wig, original costume. $2500/3500

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172. German Porcelain Art Deco Lady as Candy Container 9 ½” (24 cm.) A porcelain half doll with pink tinted complexion is posed with her head turned to the side and her arms daintily posed in front of bodice, with brown hair, exaggerated styling of facial painting, and with painted costume featuring a stand-up collar and matching cuffs. Posed upon a candy box with opens at the underside, and which is hidden by a coral taffeta skirt with pom-pom trim, and with porcelain legs. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1925. $800/1200

173. French Miniature Milliner’s Shop from Au Nain Bleu 11” (28 cm.) x 14” closed. 19” x 20” fully opened. The light wood box with

lithographed paper cover has two shop windows at the front, and unfolds at the sides and top to reveal a well-fitted milliner’s shop whose shelves are filled with more than twenty miniature hats, along with various display pieces, and a supply of fabrics, flowers, buttons and trims for decoration of the hats. The original paper label at the back of the shop is from Au Nain Bleu of Paris, the luxury children’s doll and toy store. French, circa 1910. $1100/1600

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174. German Bisque Art Character, 109, “Elise” by Kammer and Reinhardt in Original Folklore Costume 16” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes slightly glancing to the right, black upper eyeliner, one stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, brunette mohair braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 109 43. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, from their art character series, the model marketed as “Elise”, circa 1910. Value Points: superb portraiture of solemn-faced young girl enhanced by fine lustrous complexion, wearing antique multilayered folklore costume. $7500/9500 174. Detail

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175. Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 112, from Kammer and Reinhardt with Rare Painted Teeth 17� (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, shaded dark blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, one stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though lips are slightly parted and two painted upper teeth, double chin, brunette mohair wig with coiled side braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 112 43. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, from their art character reform series, circa 1910. Value Points: one of rarer models from that series, with very choice bisque and painting, rare painted teeth, original body and body finish and wearing well-detailed folklore costume with decorated coiffe. $7000/9500 175. Detail

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176. German Wooden Doll House Store with Unusual Display Rack by Christian Hacker 22” x 12” x 11”. The wooden-framed one-room shop has original ochre painted exterior with natural-stained front columns decorated with red stencil striping. The interior cabinets are also natural wood with red stencil trim. There are two side cabinets with open shelving trimmed with carved shelf-aprons in an elaborate fashion, and paneled bases. The back display extends the entire wall with two sections of six spice drawers centering an open display niche that contains a matching etagere to showcase special delicacies. A spindled gallery extends across the back and sides, and shapely columns flank each section of drawers. The drawers have white porcelain labels with black lettering and porcelain knobs. An early scale with brass trays is included.Very good condition, some wear to original wall and floor papers, wooden finish is excellent. Germany, circa 1890, Christian Hacker. The actual piece is shown in Kohler’s book, Christian Hacker. The center etagere is very rare, and the spice labels contain some rarities such as “malzzucker” (malt sugar), “geb. Aepfel”, “rosinen”, and “tandis”. $1800/2700

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176.1. Four German Bisque Dollhouse Men in Original Military Costumes 6” (15 cm.) Each has bisque shoulderhead with sculpted hair and moustache, painted


facial features, muslin body, bisque lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: rare modeled moustaches, each is wearing factory original military uniform. $700/900

177. German Wooden Doll House Store with Office by Christian Hacker 23” x 12” x 10”. The wooden-framed store is painted to simulate wood-graining and has charming scalloped-design edging and striping, with “burled” wood panels. The interior has original wall and floor papers, and the store cabinets are natural wood with six open shelves and six spice drawers with silver banner labels and porcelain knobs. At one side is a partitioned office with hinged gate, and glass front window. Included is an office desk, cast iron scale with brass trays, wooden barrel with ebony knob, and chair. Good condition with original finish and papers that are quite worn. Germany, circa 1900, Christian Hacker, the actual shop is shown in Kohler’s book, Christian Hacker, page 181. The faux-burled wood trim is quite charmingly applied, and the separate office area is rare. $1800/2800

177.1. Three German Bisque Dollhouse Gentleman with Sculpted Caps 6” (15 cm.) Each has bisque shoulderhead with sculpted uniform cap, painted facial features, one man with moustache, muslin body, bisque lower arms and legs, painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: rare bisque sculpted caps in three variation, each is wearing his factory original costume. $600/1100

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178. Rare German Bisque Art Character, 8202, with Sculpted Hair by Gebruder Heubach 13� (33 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head of young lady with slender facial modeling, short sculpted brown hair with ringlet curls and a modeled hair loop at top of head for ribbon insertion, ringlet curls onto forehead, intaglio blue side-glancing eyes with white eye dots, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouty expression, accented lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, cotton school dress, undergarments, red knit stockings, brown leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (in square) 8202 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model in petite appealing size, superb sculpting including hair, impressed eye sockets, original body and body finish. Ex-Collection Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna. $3500/4500 178. Profile

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179. Rare German Bisque Art Character, 7743, by Gebruder Heubach with Modeled Tongue Tip 16� (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head depicting a cheerful-faced boy, light brown painted boyish hair with forelock detail, intaglio light blue eyes with large black pupils, white beaded eye dots, angled feathered brows, accented nostrils of upturned nose, closed mouth modeled as though open with sculpted tongue tip, large stuck-out ears, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume of knit sweater and cap, linen pants, shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7743 Heubach (sunburst) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910.Value Points: rare model with most expressive features, sculpted to appear as though hand-pressed including crinkles at eye corners, impressed dimples, double chin, and chubby roll at back nape. $1800/2500

180. Outstanding Large German Bisque Character, 8597, by Gebruder Heubach 30� (76 cm.) Pink tinted bisque shoulderhead depicting handsome young lad, pressed detail of sculpted facial features and short curly brown hair with tousled details, stuck-out ears, intaglio grey eyes with very large black pupils, white eye dots, thick black and red eyeliner, short feathered brows over shaded undercoat, upturned nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with heart-shaped upper lip, kid pinjointed body, bisque forearms, fine antique costume comprising red coat, green velvet vest with red piping, white woolen trousers, striped knit stockings, leather shoes, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany Heubach (in square) 8597. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: very rare previously undocumented model in fabulous large size allowing full expression of character modeling, finest quality bisque. $3500/5500

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9” (23 cm.) A cast iron shoe with wheeled base holds a seated old woman with metal cast face, painted facial features, paper mache and metal body, holding a bounty of little bisque and china dolls. When pulled along, the lady is designed to bob up and down as though riding a rickety carriage. Condition: generally

181. English Wooden Doll House in Appealing Size Attributed to Silber & Fleming 29” (74 cm.) x 28” x 12”. The wooden doll house with original painted exterior to simulate brick and stone work has architecturally-detailed roof line, three stairs to the opening front door with arched window above the door, constructed sills on the outlined windows with painted panes. The entire front facade hinges open to the interior comprising four large high-ceiling rooms, each with built-in fireplace, and the kitchen with wide chimney, open hearth, and built-in stove. The house is well-preserved in its original state, with original paints and papers inside and out. Excellent condition. English, Silber and Fleming, circa 1875. $3800/4500

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excellent, bobbing action willful. Comments: American, circa 1880, the toy is often attributed to Ives Blakeslee. Value Points: charming early toy with excellent original finish throughout. $1400/2100

183. Very Rare German “Munich Art” Doll by Marion Kaulitz with Distinctive Facial Modeling 25” (64 cm.) Sculpted firmlypressed composition head with highly defined facial features and characteristic textured complexion, deeply set eye sockets with defined lids, painted brown eyes, brushstroked brows, pointy nose tip, closed mouth with well-defined lips, strong cheek and chin bones, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, composition and wooden balljointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: MIII (head) Comments: attributed to the Munich Art Doll studio of Marion Kaulitz, circa 1908, whose dolls are designated as the original models for the art reform doll movement of that decade. Value Points: an exceptional model, both in its larger size and exceptional characterization, is beautifully preserved, and likely one-of-akind. $7000/9500

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184. German “Munich Art” Doll by Marion Kaulitz with Proud Expression 15” (38 cm.) Firmly-pressed composition socket head with elongated facial shape, textured complexion, defined eye sockets with painted blue eyes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast expression, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: from the series of dolls introduced at the Munich Art Fair in 1908 from the Marion Kaulitz art studios. Value Points: rare model with original painted finish, original body and body finish, compelling proud expression, and wearing original folklore costume and coiffe. $5000/7500

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185. German Composition “Munich Art Doll” Character with Signature 15” (38 cm.) Very firm composition socket head, painted brown hair with tendrils of curls onto forehead, painted features, outlined blue eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, painted lashes, smoky eyeshadow, single stroke brows, closed mouth, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: V 1. Comments: Munich Art Doll, from the studio of Marion Kaulitz, sculpted by artist Paul Vogelsanger, circa 1908. Value Points: compelling characterization with artful painting and sculpting, wearing original folklore costume. $3000/4000


wig with coiled braids composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: from the series of dolls introduced at the Munich Art Fair in 1908 from the Marion Kaulitz art studios, the model closely resembles the 112 model by Kammer and Reinhardt. Value Points: rare model with original painted finish, original body and body finish, compelling wistful expression, and wearing very elaborate original multi-layered folklore costume and coiffe. $5000/7500

188. Pair, German Bisque Characters “Max” and “Moritz” by Kestner 186. German Pull-Toy Horse on Wheeled Platform 10” (25 cm.) l. A firm-bodied horse with brown horsehide cover is posed upon a wooden platform with metal wheeled base, and has amber glass eyes, black mane and tail, and richly outfitted saddle and harness. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1890. $600/900

187. German “Munich Art” Character Doll by Marion Kaulitz in Original Folklore Costume 15” (38 cm.) Firmly-pressed composition socket head with well-defined chin, textured complexion, defined eye sockets with painted brown eyes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with wistful expression, auburn mohair

13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head depicting a pair of highly characterized rascals, having sculpted hair, painted facial features, composition and wooden ball-jointed bodies, original costumes. Including Moritz having sculpted red hair with topknot and flip curls, blue intaglio eyes glancing to the right, red and black upper lashes, curvy brows, pointy nose, very wide beaming smile; and Max with midnight brown sculpted hair in shaggy bobbed fashion, comb-marked detail of hair, intaglio eyes glancing to left, button-shaped nose, narrow wide smile. Condition: Moritz has typical restoration to peak of topknot, paint rub on nose and flip edges; Max has chip at bottom back neck socket (hidden low inside torso), otherwise excellent. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912. Value Points: rare and delightful dolls portraying the characters of the Wilhelm Busch children’s books, having superb detail of sculpting and decoration. Ex-collection Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna. $9000/15,000

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large black pupils, white eyedots, dark eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full downcast lips, blonde mohair wig, kid pin-jointed body with composition lower arms. Condition: generally excellent, Marks: 5 Heubach (sunburst). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: fine sculpting and bisque, the solemn-faced lad wears original formal suit with silk vest. $700/900

191. German Bisque Gentleman with Blue Glass Eyes in Formal Wear 14” (36 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead, blonde sculpted hair in sideparted boyish fashion, cobalt blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth, rosy cheeks, muslin stitch-jointed body, leather arms, sewn-on blue kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent, kid hands worn off. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: the young lad is wearing antique formal wear suit. $400/600

189. German Bisque Blue-Eyed Fashion Lady, 162, by Kestner in Original Costume 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair upswept wig, plaster pate, composition body with adult female shape of torso, elongated limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D made in Germany 8 162 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1900, their composition bodied Gibson Girl. Value Points: having beautiful bisque, original wig, pate, body, body finish, and lovely antique Edwardian costume, undergarments, shoes, stockings. $1400/2100

190. German Bisque Pouting Character by Gebruder Heubach as Gentleman 18” (46 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque shoulderhead intaglio blue painted eyes with pronounced

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11” (28 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult man with sculpted grey helmet having black brim and yellow straps and emblem, and sculpted blue feather, brown sculpted hair, brows, wide curly moustache and little goatee, painted brown eyes, tiny closed mouth, wooden block body, carved hands, and black painted boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3/3 -2/0. Comments: Germany, circa 1870, maker unknown. Value Points: very rare doll with outstanding sculpting of helmet. $600/800


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193. Rare German Bisque Character, 1303, by Simon and Halbig Depicting Frowning Woman 17� (43 cm.) Bisque socket head of adult woman with very angular facial planes, oval face with shapely defined nose, chin and cheekbones, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils of aquiline nose, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden balljointed lady body with shapely bosom, waist, and elongated limbs, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6 1303 S&H Germany (head) Heinrich Handwerck Germany (torso). Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1900, the glasseyed variation of the rare model.Value Points: exceptional quality of sculpting especially planes of cheek and chin, very fine quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $4500/6500

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195. Grodnertal Wooden Doll Known as Tuck-Comb 11” (28 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, cameo-shaped head and elongated throat, painted black hair with shaded feathering and sculpted yellow tuck-comb, painted features, wooden limbs with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted shoes, costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: especially fine painting of hair and facial features. $600/900

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196. Early Continental Wooden Doll with Rare Dowel-Jointed Nodding Head 14” (36 cm.) Carved wooden head with unusual dowel-jointed neck which allows the head to nod forward or upright, sculpted facial features, brown painted tiny downcast eyes, closed mouth, blushed cheeks and chin, white soft flannel hair under original coiffe, armature padded body with carved


wooden lower legs and forearms. Condition: good, original finish albeit some wear on chin, throat, and nose. Comments: Continental, early 19th century. Value Points: rare construction detail of nodding head, original painted finish, wearing original costume of wealthy Flemish lady. Ex-Collection June Ellen Lane. $1200/1700

197. Early Wax Doll with Wooden Articulated Body in Early Trunk 10” (25 cm.) doll. 11”l. trunk. Wax head with strong characterization, little black bead eyes, parted lips with tiny teeth, inserted hair and beard, on wooden body with dowel-articulation at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing original silk robe. Condition: nose wear, otherwise excellent. Comments: early 1800s. Value Points: preserved in an early wooden trunk with transfer-stamped paper cover, and with interior lining of old newspapers (1792 date visible on one). $600/800

198. Outstanding Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Swivel Neck, Beaded Necklace, and Expressive Features 14” (36 cm.) Allwooden doll with ovoid-shaped head, flat-cut neck 198. Hat socket which swivels on accommodating torso neck that is trimmed with carved beading, painted brown hair with feathered details, painted facial features, black eyes with heavy eyelids, rounded nose tip, gentle smile on closed mouth, fully-sculpted pierced ears, shapely torso with defined bosom, shapely waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted red shoes. Condition: generally excellent, original finish throughout, nose rub. Comments: Grodnertal, early 1800s. Value Points: the rarity of the model is rivaled by the compelling presence of the doll, rarity factors include swivel neck, beaded necklace, shapely torso, brown hair, and wearing early muslin gown with soutache embroidery, undergarments, and a very fine early bonnet with original paper label having ink inscription “118 fine[?] portraits”. $4000/5000

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199. Very Rare French Bisque Poupée with Brevete Hollow-Leather Body by Clement 14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel 199. Label head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes in petite eye sockets, dark painted curly lashes, delicately feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, ears pierced into head, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, unique hollow leather body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hip and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Poupée Brevete SGDG (stamp on torso). Comments: Pierre Victor Clement, from his deposed body model of 1866 that featured molded hollow leather poupée bodies that he described as “the most beautiful, lightest and most rugged made to date”.Value Points: very rare poupée with beautiful portrait-like face, original rare body with label, beautifully handsewn original undergarments. $8000/12,000

200. French Maple Wood Toilette Table 15” (38 cm.) The maple wood table is carved in faux-bamboo style, and features a white marble top, and bracket with bracket frame. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890. $300/500

201. Outstanding French Bisque Poupée by Adelaide Huret with Additional Costumes 17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with very plump rounded face, painted blue downcast eyes with decorative glaze at lower edge, heavy eyelids, painted all-around lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carved wooden body with articulation at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees, original metal hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Maison Huret/Boulevard Montmartre...(stamp on torso). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1860, on later Huret body. Value Points: very beautiful poupée in the “mode enfantine” manner, wearing linen dress, undergarments, bonnet, jewelry, unusual heeled boots of twill and leather with edged leather soles in the Huret manner, and with three additional costumes of the 1860 era. $17,000/22,000

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nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French wooden poupée body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, and with extra deluxe swiveljointing at waist, wearing beautiful antique white muslin and lace gown. Condition:


generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: PierreFrançois Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: unusual and compelling modeling with very large dramatic eyes, beautiful bisque, original wig, rarer wooden body with extra articulations. $4500/6500

203. Elegant French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with All-Wooden Articulated Body, Original Costume 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French wooden body with shapely torso and dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870, attributed to Pierre-François Jumeau. Value Points: beautiful gentle expression, finest bisque, rare all-wooden body with original finish, and wearing superb antique rose silk faille gown with bead and silk ribbon trim, undergarments, stockings, shoes. $3800/5200

204. Beautiful Petite French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils in Presentation Box with Trousseau 12” (30 cm.) doll. 14” x 11” box. Bisque socket head, plump rounded face, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered

brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, cupped hands, flat-cut derriere. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG 3/0 (head) (Schmitt symbol on derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880, their early period registered model bébé. Value Points: rare petite size has finest delicate bisque and painting, original body and body finish, presented in early boutique box, suggestive of Au Paradis des Enfants, wearing flowered cotton frock, lace trimmed bonnet, leather slippers, and having additional undergarments, rose twill dress, cotton jacket, ivory silk bonnet and accessories including opera glasses, perfume bottle, fan, and comb. $8000/11,000 204. Lid

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205. Wonderful German Bisque Wide-Eyed Googly, Einco, by Gebruder Heubach 21� (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump rounded face, large round blue glass googly eyes which move side to side by wire lever at the back of head, dark eyeliner, smoky eyeshadow, angled brows enhance the wideeyed expression, accented nostrils, closed mouth with impressed dimples at lip corners, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing linen sailor suit and cap. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8723 Einco Heubach (in square) 7 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1918. Value Points: delightful expression, very choice bisque, well-functioning flirty googly eyes. The doll bears a blue ribbon award from 1970 UFDC convention in Detroit, and was featured on the front cover of Doll News in August 1968. Ex-Collection Mary Merritt Museum. $6000/8000

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206. Delightful German Bisque Googly, 253, by Marseille 13� (33 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial modeling and very full cheeks, blue glass googly sideglancing eyes in wide round shape, short painted dark curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils of short pug nose, closed mouth with shy smile, light brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique sailor suit and cap,


stockings, black shoes with silver buckles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G.B. 253 Germany A 3/0 M. Comments: Marseille for George Borgfeldt, circa 1920. Value Points: wonderful impish googly character with excellent bisque, well-defined cheek dimples, original body finish. $1500/2500

207. Grand German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character by Gebruder Heubach, Size 16 31� (79 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, slightlymodeled brushstroked brows with fringed detail, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips with accent dots, four porcelain sculpted teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 16. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: rare large size with outstanding quality of sculpting, bisque and painting, impressed dimples at lip corners, antique boy’s play suit and owning two antique play tennis racquets. $1800/2800

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208. German Bisque Art Character, 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt 17� (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, one- stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with two beaded upper teeth, auburn mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 112 43. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, from their art character reform series. Value Points: well-modeled doll with deeply-defined features and fine quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $4000/6000

209. German Bisque Painted Eye Character, 500, by Erste Steinbacher in Factory-Original Costume 14� (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, painted downcast blue eyes, singlestroke brows, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips in pouting expression, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-

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jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 500 G&H 2. Comments: Erste Steinbacher, circa 1923, the firm was then under the direction of Robert Carl and Gustav Heubach (hence the GH initials); the firm had been in existence since 1900 under various owners. Only two characters have been identified: 500 and 510. Value Points: very rare painted eye character with well-defined pouting expression, original body, wig and costume. $1400/1800


210. Very Rare German Bisque Art Character Lady, Model 152, by Simon & Halbig 20� (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender angular features depicting an adult lady, aquiline nose, painted grey/blue eyes with heavily modeled lids and wellsculpted eye sockets, thickly fringed lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with solemn expression, shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden fully jointed lady body with defined bosom, tiny waist and accentuated derriere, antique dress, coat, bonnet, undergarments and leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, few typical wig pulls at rim. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, their 152 model of adult lady, the rarest of the three art character models presented by that firm, and, according to research by German scholar Marianne Cieslik, possibly a portrait model of Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919), the Polish-born German intellectual and social reformer whose short life was spent advocating the rights of the common man and woman, and who was considered a heroine in her time. Value Points: the great rarity of the model with intriguing historical background is enhanced by her exceptional artistry of sculpting and finest quality of bisque, soft matte complexion, and painting of features, original lady body with original finish. $18,000/25,000

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211. German Bisque Pouting Character “Phillip”, Model 115/A, by Kammer and Reinhardt 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and short feathered brows, accented nostrils of upturned nose, closed mouth with downcast pouty lips, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with sidehip jointing, nicely costumed in Sunday Best linen suit with embroidered collar and cuffs, undergarments, leather boots, cap. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115/A 42. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912, the model “Phillip” from their art character reform series. Value Points: very fine example of the sought-after doll has choicest bisque and modeling, original toddler body with original finish, great costume. $2500/3500

212. Petite German Bisque Art Character “Gretchen”, Model 114, by K*R, with Rare Glass Eyes 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting expression on very full lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 30. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912.

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213. German Bisque Wide-Eyed Character by Gebruder Heubach 25” (64 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, large brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, fringed brows, rounded nose, open mouth with outlined lips, four sculpted upper teeth, impressed dimples at eye corners and philtrum, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden balljointed body, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish. Marks: 11 ½ Heubach (sunburst mark). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model, especially in this large size, with exemplary glowing complexion enhancing the wide-eyed expression. $1600/2100


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214. Pair, French Bisque Googly Characters by SFBJ in Original Brittany Costumes 8” (20 cm.) Each has bisque socket head, large O-shaped blue glass side-glancing googly eyes, painted lashes and brows, pug-shaped nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with impish smile and row of painted teeth, brunette mohair wig, five piece toddler body with painted shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1915, their 245 googly model. Value Points: rare dolls more than doubly appealing as a matched pair, with exceptionally fine quality of bisque and painted features, bright blue googly eyes, and wearing factory-original boy and girl Brittany costumes. $3500/4500

215. Rare German Bisque Character Designed by Grace Corry Rockwell 18” (46 cm.) Bisque head with flanged neck, large blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, incised eyeliner, lightly feathered brows, tinted nostrils, rounded nose, closed

mouth with hint of smile, blushed lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, muslin torso, composition arms and legs, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Copr. By Grace C. Rockwell Germany. Comments: Germany, circa 1925, the model marked as “Betty Jean” (and later “Pretty Peggy”) from original design by the American artist, Grace Corry Rockwell, commissioned by George Borgfeld as part of his series of American-artist-designed dolls which also included dolls by Drayton, Putnam, Averill, Orsini and Kallus. Value Points: very rare doll with captivating expression, finest bisque and sculpting, original wig, body; few examples are known to exist. $1800/2500

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216. German Bisque Art Character, “Hans”, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Rare Glass Eyes 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, thickly fringed painted upper lashes, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with full pouty lips, accent line between the lips, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique blue velvet two-piece suit with Buster Brown style collar, matching cap, leggings, leather shoes, and carrying Papa’s watch and a toy sword. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 54. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model Hans from their art character series, circa 1912. Value Points: very rare glass eye variation of the wistful young lad, enhanced by superb sculpting, bisque and painting, original body and body finish, great costume. Ex-Collection Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna. $8000/11,000

217. Rare German Bisque Art Portrait of Princess Angeline by Gebruder Heubach 13” (33 cm.) Solid domed bisque shoulderhead with light brown complexion depicting an aged woman with deeply impressed age lines, tiny blue intaglio eyes with heavy lids, strong nose, painted brown brows, closed mouth with downcast lips, prominently sculpted strong cheekbones and jowls, original brown muslin body, composition lower arms, wearing antique Native American style costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (square) 8457 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, the doll is said to portray Princess

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Angeline (1811-1896), the eldest daughter and last living descendant of the great Suquamish Chief Seattle whose poignant story has been related in several books; the doll is a precisely accurate rendition of actual photographs taken during her final years. The portrait doll is a most unusual subject for the Heubach firm, ranking among their finest models. Value Points: outstanding sculpting on the very rare model enhanced by finest bisque and painting. $1400/1900

218. Two Rare German Bisque Kitten Dolls with Character Expressions by Gebruder Heubach 6 ½” (17 cm.) Each has bisque socket head sculpted as cat, with textured grey “fur” accented by white panels, painted green eyes, closed mouth, five-piece paper mache body with grey finish and painted red boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (faint Heubach model numbers and logo). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1916. Value Points: delightful and rare cat people wear matching costumes, with variation of expressions, one shy and demure with small eyes, and the other with large side-glancing googly eyes and a rakish smile with painted teeth. $800/1300

219. Rare German Bisque Character with Deeply-Sculpted Hair by Gebruder Heubach 15” (38 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head with sculpted light brown hair having handpressed details of curls and comb-marks, intaglio dark blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, white eyedots, closed mouth with hint of smile, two beaded teeth, impressed dimple in cheeks and chin, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: 219. Profile generally excellent. Marks: 78[??] Heubach (in square) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: rare early hand-pressed character with outstanding detail of sculpting of hair, around the eyes, mouth and cheeks, original body and body finish, original folklore costume. $3500/4500

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220. Petite French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier in Presentation Case with Trousseau 9” (23 cm.) doll. 16” x 10” case. Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.G. (scroll) 2/0. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1885.Value Points: the rare petite bébé rests in beautiful presentation case with delicate engraving on the cover, wearing antique cotton dress, undergarments, leather shoes, along with her extensive trousseau including three additional dresses, various undergarments, coat, fur muff, socks, bonnets, hair brush, comb and more, all still tied with rose silk ribbons to the lace-edged case interior. $3800/5200

221. French Bisque Automaton “Little Girl with Parasol” by Leopold Lambert 19” (48 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered wooden box is a bisque-head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, bisque hands, holding a lace-covered parasol in one hand and flowers in the other. When wound, she turns her head and nods, and lifts the parasol up and down, then alternately extends the flowers. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau (head) L.B. (key), (music tune label on base albeit illegible). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890.Value Points: very pretty child with charming activity, dress appears original albeit faded. $3500/4500

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222. Charming Presentation Box “Little Girl on a Swing” with Costumes and Accessories 12” (30 cm.) x 9” case. 11” doll. Seated on a brass link swing which suspends from the box lid, is a bisque head doll with blue glass eyes, open mouth, tiny teeth, blonde mohair wig, wooden block torso, spiral metal upper arms and legs, paper mache lower arms and legs, painted red stockings and brown shoes. She is wearing a pretty ivory silk dress with red detailing, and arranged around her is a bounty of additional costumes, accessories, toiletries and little play toys. The case, which is covered with decorative papers and has a leather carrying handle, is designed to open from either or both sides. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SH 10/0 dep (doll). Comments: for the French market, circa 1890. Value Points: beautifullypreserved presentation toy case, likely created for Paris department store Etrennes catalog, is a rare treasure. $4500/6500

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223. French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Original Silk Couturier Costume and Lady Body 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed lady body with shapely bosom and tiny waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 8 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888.Value Points: very beautiful face and eyes, original rare body and body finish, wearing original burgundy silk couturier dress from the atelier of Ernestine Jumeau, matching petticoat and pantalets, lace bonnet, French leather shoes. $4500/6500

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224. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Joanny with Rare Bisque Lower Arms 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eye sockets, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body with bisque to the elbows, attached bisque ball-joints at elbows. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish. Marks: 9 J (head). Comments: Joanny, circa 1885, the small studio workshops of Joseph Louis Joanny created luxury bébés in very limited numbers; there appears to be only one facial model and it is very distinct from any other bébés of that era. Value Points: rare bébé with captivating expression, finest bisque and painting, rare body with bisque arms, lovely antique costume. $4500/6500

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225. Very Rare French Mechanical Toy “Femme Velocipede” by Vichy in Grand Size 18” (46 cm.) Seated upon a threewheeled cast lead velocipede is a bisquehead doll with brown glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso, painted metal hands, and wearing superb original silk costume. The velocipede is designed so that the front wheel can be aimed at will, enabling the cycle to run in a straight direction or to cover a large area in a circular pattern, all the while the cyclist is pumping the pedals while its head is turning side-to-side to gaze upon the surroundings. Condition: bisque head excellent, original costume a bit frail, some minor flakes to original finish of velocipede, mechanism needs adjustment. Comments: Vichy, circa, 1867, the human-sized velocipede was a celebrated trend throughout Europe at this time, inspiring toy makers to create doll-sized mechanical models such as this example known as a “tricycle velocipede”. Value Points: rare luxury size, with very fine bisque doll, original costume, accessory details include bone tips of handlebars, ormolu lamp, and lorgnette. Ex-Collection Mary Merrit Museum. $7000/11,000

227. Rare And Beautiful French Bisque Bébé EJA by Emile Jumeau 26” (66 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, delicately painted lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, separately sculpted pierced ears, impressed chin dimple and philtrum, antique brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French composition

and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists and plump limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: EJ/A 1 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the very rare EJA bébé model was made for one or two years only,1879/1880, and few models are known to exist. Value Points: especially beautiful example of the rare early bébé has finest creamy bisque and painting, original body and body finish, with early maroon and aqua silk bébé dress, bonnet, undergarments, stockings, shoes and jewelry. $17,000/23,000

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228. Outstanding Early Carved Doll with Sculpted Head and Hands, Wooden Cage Body 27� (69 cm.) The oval-faced lady’s head, of carved bone, is posed tilted to the side, with elongated throat, heavy eyelids, blue enamel eyes, painted features to enhance carved details, closed mouth with benign smile, brunette hair wig, on wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders and elbows, and with carved bone hands with separately-defined fingers, on wooden cage-skirt with attached original base. Condition: generally excellent, some frailty to silk on sleeves. Comments: Continental, 18th century, the doll was created originally for ceremonial parades, and later evolved into use as a fashion or historical model.Value Points: rare doll with superb carving of face and hands, original body, superb original velvet, silk and brocade costume. $7000/9000

229. Early Wax Doll with Wooden Articulated Body 10� (25 cm.) Wax head, blue glass inset eyes,

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pronounced nose, parted lips with tiny teeth, inserted hair, wooden body with dowel-articulation at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted sandals, wearing original silk robe. Condition: generally excellent, one thumb tip chipped. Comments: early 1800s. Value Points: strong characterization and rare all-wooden articulated body. $300/500

230. Early English Wooden Doll with Rare Blue Glove Kidskin Arms 13” (33 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso with unusual wide rounded face, extended throat, shapely bosom and flat back, one-piece legs jointed at hips, cloth upper arms,

231. blue kidskin lower arms with defined fingers and thumbs to appear as though gloves, tacked-on blonde mohair wig over muslin cap, blue enamel inset eyes, painted complexion with dot-front lashes and brows, closed thin-line mouth, blush spots, wearing early silk dress with homespun lining and woven roses and silk garlands, lace collar and cuffs, matching cap under early bonnet, undergarments, tied-on green silk slipper to match purse. Condition: generally excellent, original finish. Comments: English, late 18th century. Value Points: enamel eyes, rare “gloves”, original finish, beautiful early costume including unusual woven straw bonnet with decorative covering of tiny wood chips. $6000/8500

231. Superb Chippendale Mahogany Desk with Satinwood Marquetry and Cast Bronze Pulls

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21” (53 cm.) w. x 15” x 10”. The slant-front desk of very finely grained wood is embellished with rich foliate designs overall the front, and with dove-tailed drawers below the desk. The desk folds open to rest on pull-out supports and reveal the interior with further marquetry designs on the niches and drawers, including a secret panel, and very fine cast metal escutcheon and drawer pulls complete the fine cabinetry. Excellent condition. Probably American, early 1800s. $1600/2200 231. Closed

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232. All-Original Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Rare Body Construction and Original Costume 15” (38 cm.) Onepiece carved wooden head and torso-towaist, high domed forehead with center-part and lower scalloped curls framing the lower face, painted facial features, blue upper-glancing eyes, single-stroke arched brows, closed mouth with center accent line, kid lower torso, kid upper arms and legs, carved wooden lower limbs, painted blue flat shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal,circa 1830. Value Points: most unusual body construction, perfectly-preserved finish and sturdy body, original costume including delightful pantaloons, woven bonnet, and having wonderfullycharacterized expression. $1200/1800

233. Early Wooden Doll with Dowel-Jointed Throat and Swivel Waist 14” (36 cm.) All-carved wood with heart-shaped face, painted brown hair with delicate feathering above the sculpted ears, deeply-defined eye sockets with painted brown eyes, blushed cheeks; attached to shapely female torso with dowel-jointing at the throat which allows the head to pivot forward and back, sculpted and painted bodice, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, and swivel-ball waist, early costume. Condition: structurally excellent, some retouch and rubs on finish. Comments:

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234. Pair, Grodnertal Wooden Dolls with Articulated Bodies 6 ½” (17 cm.) Each has one-piece wooden head and torso, elongated throat, painted black hair and facial features, dowelarticulation at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted shoes and stockings. Condition: generally excellent, woman’s costume is frail. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840.Value Points: the woman has carved yellow tuck-comb and wonderful details of curls around her face, man’s original costume is well-preserved. $500/800

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235. English Inlaid Mahogany Secretary Desk in the Sheraton Manner 22� (56 cm.) Of fine mahogany wood, a glass door shelved bookcase with mullioned windows rests atop the slant front desk with hinged writing surface, nicely fitted interior, and lower drawers. Excellent condition. English, in the Sheraton manner, late 19th century. $900/1300

236. Early English Wooden Doll with Fine Original Finish and Wig 18� (46 cm.) Carved wooden one-piece head and torso with slightly-elongated throat, black enamel inset eyes, dot-fringed lashes and brows, shaped nose, painted closed mouth with extended center line, blushed cheeks, original blonde mohair wig in elaborate coiffure, shapely torso, cloth upper arms, wooden lower arms, wooden legs with dowel-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent, slight touch-up on the throat. Comments: English, mid-1700s.Value Points: the doll has superb original facial complexion and painting, with classic blush spots on cheeks, original coiffure with silk flowers, wonderful costume of silk and muslin, undergarments, and charming kidskin fingerless gloves. $9000/14,000

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The following figures were originally exhibited at the Musée de la Guerre in Vincennes, France in 1934, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Each figure represents a soldier from the WWI Allied Forces. Each has a sculpted terra cotta head with painted complexion, facial features and hair, some with beards and moustaches. The bodies are armature wrapped with superbly fitted costumes. It is the costumes, tailor-quality constructed of fine wools

237. Infanterie Americaine (American Infantry Soldier) 13” (33 cm.) Wearing flannel khaki shirt with double pockets, jodhpurs, leather shoes with leggings, green khaki cap, leather belt with seven pouches, carrying canvas backpack with leather straps, shovel, pick, canteen with laced case and wooden handled rifle. $1100/1500

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and military serge, which show exceptional authentic detail including accessories, armaments, and equipment. Each figure is mounted upon a wooden base with an ink script label on the front indicating the nation and regiment depicted. Each is dated 1917. An article about the soldiers appeared in the French magazine L’Illustration in 1934 along with hand-tinted photographs of the figures. Exceptionally rare, the poignant figures are well preserved. Each 13” (33 cm.)

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13” (33 cm.) Wearing costume similar to American Infantry solider except having knee-high fitted leather boots, chest bandoleer, carrying two large twill duffles, cooking pan, rifle,canteen on leather straps, and wearing a heavy green khaki wool overcoat with matching wide-brimmed hat. $1100/1500

13” (33 cm.) With modeled mustache, wearing thick blue woolen overcoat with fitted back pleat, patch pockets, belt, rolled cuffs, woolen pants tucked into suede leg wrappings and tan shoes, blue shirt, blue woolen brimmed cap, carrying twill back packs, shovel, canteen and wooden rifle. $1200/1500


240. Infanterie Belge (Belgian Infantry Soldier) 13” (33 cm.) Wearing green khaki woolen uniform comprising very heavy long overcoat with flap pockets 240. Back and button front, matching pants, leather boots, leather spats, brown leather belt with pouches, metal helmet, carrying elaborately leather-wrapped duffle bags, bed roll, cooking pots, wooden-soled clogs, shovel, canteen and cup, wooden handled rifle and cigarette. $1100/1500

241. Fusilier Marin (French Sailor) 13” (33 cm.) With brown mustache, wearing blue flannel doublebreasted sailor suit with middy collar, short pants tucked into leather laced boots, leather 241. Back shoulder straps and belt with ammunition pouches, twill back packs with tin cooking pot, rifle, and blue middy cap with red pom-pom labeled “Patrie”. $1200/1500

242. Tenue De Campagne (French Soldier Going to the Campaign Front) 13” (33 cm.) With brown moustache, wearing blue/ gray woolen double-breasted overcoat with flap pockets over woolen shirt, silver buttons, red trim, leather belt, blue woolen trousers with brown leggings, 242. Back laced shoes, metal helmet, white belt with ammunition pouches, and carrying twill sack, bed roll, wooden clogs, cooking pot, valise, canteen and wooden rifle. $1100/1500

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243. Infanterie Japanois (Japanese Infantry) 13” (33 cm.) With dark brown moustache, wearing woolen tweed jacket with rolled cuffs, high collar, patch pockets, pants tucked into leggings and suede laced boots, with matching leather brimmed cap, tan leather shoulder straps and belt with ammunition pouches, carrying canvas bed roll, canvas back packs, cooking pot and wooden rifle. $1100/1500

244. Fusilier Marin (French Sailor) 13” (33 cm.) With brown mustache, wearing blue flannel double-breasted sailor suit with middy collar, short pants tucked into tan leather laced boots, black

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leather shoulder straps and belt with ammunition pouches, twill back packs with tin cooking pot, rifle, and blue middy cap with red pom-pom labeled “Patrie”. $1000/1400

gray woolen leg wraps, elaborate high tan boots with ankle ties, matching leather brimmed cap, tan leather belt with ammunition pouches, carrying two canvas back packs, two canteens with cups, cooking pot, rifle. $900/1200

245. Infanterie Serb (Serbian Infantry) 13” (33 cm.) With thick black moustache, 244. Back wearing green woolen overcoat with red piping trim and elaborate back construction, double breasted coat over gray woolen jacket with high neck, matching pants tucked into

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red embroidery over navy blue shirt and waist cummerbund, red woolen full-cut trousers, white woolen leggings with blue button sides, black leather shoes, red woolen cap with blue tassel, carrying two back packs, canteen and cup and rifle. $1100/1500

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13� (33 cm.) With darkened complexion, thick black mustache and beard, turban wrapped hair, wearing khaki green woolen uniform with snugly fitted jacket, patch pockets, lapel, over-shirt and tie, green woolen trousers tucked into knee-high laced boots, 247. Back with tan leather belt and chest band having eleven ammunition pouches, carrying canvas back pack, canteen, rifle and sword. $1100/1500

248. French Bisque Character, 237, by SFBJ in Factory-Original Uniform and Helmet

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18� (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, dark brown glass inset eyes, painted brown curly lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightlyparted lips, four modeled upper teeth, brown flocked hair under attached paper-mache helmet, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, some repair to back of helmet. Marks: SFBJ 237 Paris 4. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1915. Value Points: the handsome lad is wearing factory-original blue woolen uniform comprising great coat with epaulets and insignias, matching trousers, bound leggings, black shoes. $1600/2400

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249. French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with AllWooden Articulated Body for Maison Simonne 18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, almond-shaped blue glass enamel eyes, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eye shadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden poupée body with very shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing lovely antique white batiste gown with lace panels and ruffles, undergarments, leather shoes and bonnet with blue ribbons. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Simonne Rue de Rivoli...(torso stamp). Comments: circa 1870, Pierre-François Jumeau, the poupée was sold by the prestige doll shop, Maison Simonne.Value Points: very beautiful expression with delicate blushing on gentle features, rare wooden body in superb condition, beautiful antique costume, prestige boutique label. $4500/6500

250. Beautiful Early French Bisque Poupée with Rare Doleac Signature 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged shoulderplate with deposed system allowing the head to tilt forward and side-to-side as well as swivel, cobalt blue enamel eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers, fine antique costume.

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Condition: generally excellent. Marks: L. Depose 4 D. Comments: Louis Doleac, Paris, circa 1867, the doll also has the deposed head/shoulderplate attachment deposed by Dehors allowing realistic head posing. Value Points: rare signature-signed poupée with very beautiful face and bisque, sturdy original body, and superb original wig with intertwined silk ribbons. $2800/4200

251. French Bisque Poupée from Maison Simonne with Trunk, Trousseau and Provenance 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass spiral threaded eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, antique silk gown, undergarments, blue leather slippers, bonnet. Condition: generally excellent.

Marks: 3 (head and shoulder) Passage Delorme...Simonne Paris (stamp on torso). Comments: French, circa 1870, included with the doll is her original trunk containing an extensive original trousseau including three additional costumes, vests, apron, mohair muff and 151. Label cap, corset, and much more; the trunk has the original label of Nathan Hale, Leather Goods, Boston.Value Points: beautiful doll with her original wardrobe, from the original collection of Madeline Merrill, and shown in her book, The Art of the Doll, page 204, with the note that the doll was purchased for Carrie Elizabeth Day of Boston, born in 1866, and whose initials are on the side of the trunk. $3500/4500

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252. Early French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Bisque Hands and Original Costume 21” (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid shoulder plate, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, dark painted curly lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the accented lips, blushed chin, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid gusset-jointed bébé body, bisque lower arms with nicely shaped fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Gaultier,circa 1880, his earliest period bébé. Value Points: exceptionally beautiful model with superb sculpting, dramatic eyes, original sturdy body, wearing original royal blue wool/silk dress with Alencon lace, undergarments, shoes, lace cap. Ex-original family owners from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. $6500/8500

253. Splendid French Bisque Bébé Triste in Rare Size 16, with Original Body and Costume 34” (86 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eye sockets, painted dark lashes, dark brushstroked and feathered brows with decorative glaze, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique aqua silk dress with ivory cream yoke, lace trim, undergarments, knit stockings, black leather shoes, silk bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 16 (head) Bébé Jumeau Bte SGDG Depose (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the largest size of the portrait bébé known as Jumeau Triste, circa 1885. Value Points: few examples of this rare size doll are known to exist, this having beautifully defined sculpting, fine dewy patina of bisque, gorgeous eyes, original body finish, lovely costume. $16,000/22,000

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254. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Falck-Roussel with Splendid Eyes 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the deeply set eye sockets, painted long curly lashes, rose blushed eyeshadow, thick brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body, lovely teal blue silk dress with lace trim, undergarments, kidskin boots impressed with figure of doll and “7” by Alart. Condition: generally excellent, small flake at pierced ear hole. Marks: FR 7. Comments: Falck-Roussel, circa 1886. Value Points: very rare model with very distinctive expression, deeply-modeled dimples at lip corners, philtrum and chin, very fine bisque and painting. $5500/7500

255. Superb Early French Mechanical Goat Cart with Silk Fitted Interior 20” (51 cm.) A woven wicker cart with facing seats and gracefully arched shape is fitted with pleated and tufted original silk upholstery and aqua mohair “carpet”, has elaborately scrolled metal front, four spoked wheels with original red and gilded paint, and is being pulled by a fur-covered paper mache goat with glass eyes, horns, leather ears. A clockwork mechanism is attached to the underside, and when wound, causes the goat to briskly walk along appearing as though pulling the cart. French, circa 1870. Excellent condition with original deluxe quality fittings, and wonderfully sized for display with dolls, mechanism functions well. $4000/5000

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256. German All-Bisque Miniature Doll 6” (15 cm.) All-bisque doll with one-piece head, torso and legs, chubby face, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointed arms with modeled bent elbows, painted white stockings and black heeled ankle boots, wearing antique knit costume and cap. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1885. Value Points: excellent modeling on the plump little all-bisque doll. $300/500

257. Beautiful French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Fine Original Costume 16” (41 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and pronounced pupils, painted lashes, mauveblushed eyeshadow, brushstroked feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose-ball jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his first-period bébé known as premiere,

257. circa 1878. Value Points: beautiful early bébé with finest quality of bisque and delicate complexion and painting of features, original body and body finish, superb early velvet, silk and lace costume with matching bonnet, signed Jumeau shoes, size 7. $5500/6700

258. French Presentation Box with Bisque Miniature Doll, Trousseau and Accessories 7 ½” (19 cm.) doll. 16” x 12” box. A firm card stock box has rich decorative paper covers and window lid which reveals the well-fitted interior centered by a miniature bisque doll with large blue glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, tiny teeth, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing blue silk dress and bonnet, socks and shoes. The box has six various lace-edged compartments which display two additional dresses with various undergarments, bonnet, muff, hankies, toiletries, opera glasses, comb and brush, and more. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S&H Germany (doll). Comments: for the French market, likely Au Nain Bleu, the Parisian doll shop, circa 1900. Value Points: fine state of preservation, the doll and her objects are still tied into the box with blue silk bows. $900/1600 258.

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260. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé with Rich Ebony Complexion by Jules Steiner 15” (38 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with rich ebony black complexion, dark amber brown glass enamel eyes, black painted lashes, black feathered brows, accented nostrils, coral-shaded lips of closed mouth, pierced ears, black fleecy mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner black composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre A 7. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: superb unplayed with condition of the rare bébé with superb flawless complexion, original body and body finish, original wig, chemise, cap, stockings, black leather shoes. Ex-Collection Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna. $6000/8000

261. Rare French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Emile Jumeau

259. French Wooden Armoire Fitted with Linens and Bisque Bébé 14” (36 cm.) doll. 28” h. armoire. A walnut wooden armoire with arched crest top, bottom drawer and double front paneled doors with bronze mounts, opens to reveal a beautifully-fitted interior with three shelves laden with linens, towels, quilted covers, and more, still tied onto the shelves with red silk ribbons, and centered by a bisque-headed doll with brilliant blue glass eyes, wearing original chemise. The inside of doors are decorated with muslin lining and pinned with various accessories. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890, the arrangements were featured in Paris department store Etrennes catalogs of that era. $1200/1800

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28” (71 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark painted curly lashes, incised eyeliner, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils of distinctive upturned nose, closed mouth with upturned lip corners and accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing antique blue chambray dress with hand-made rick-rack, blouse, undergarments, red woolen stockings, black ankle boots marked L.I., ruffled bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris Bébé Tete Depose 12 (head) Paris Bébé Depose (and Eiffel Tower symbol,torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his character model created with Paris Bébé symbol after winning his lawsuit again Danel & Cie, circa 1892.Value Points: fabulous model with highly characterized features, choicest bisque and painting, original body and body finish, excellent costume, fine large size. $6500/8500


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262. Sonneberg All-Wooden “Bébé Tout en Bois” by Rudolf Schneider in Grand Size 26” (66 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, blue glass inset eyes, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, brunette human hair in braided coronet, all-wooden body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Rudolf Schneider, of Sonneberg, whose doll factory specialized in wooden dolls, registered the trademark “bébé tout en bois” for these particular wooden dolls that were aimed at the French market. Value Points: especially grand-size of the model in near-pristine condition, wearing wonderful vintage fortune-telling costume. $2000/3000

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263. All-Original French Toy “Loterie Parisienne” with Bounty of Treasures 14” (36 cm.) w. x 15”h. x 11”d (when opened). A light wood box with decorative blue paper covers hinges open at the top and front to reveal a miniature bazaar stall with graduated shelving and mirrored back. A wooden roulette wheel sits in the center and the shelves are laden with prizes to be won with a lucky twirl of the wheel. Included are dolls, toys, figurines, novelties, doll jewelry, doll dishes, and a bird whistle. Gilt edges the sides and top and gilt lettering “Loterie Parisienne” announces the name. Excellent condition. French, circa 1900. $1200/1600

264. Extremely Rare German Bisque Googly, 319, by Heubach Koppelsdorf 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape and chubby cheeks, round brown glass side-glancing googly eyes, painted short fringe of upper lashes on each eye, comma-shaped modeled brows, button nose with accented nostrils, tiny closed mouth in downward shaped pout, brunette mohair wig, composition balljointed toddler body with very chubby torso and legs, sidehip jointing, jointed knees and shoulders, antique costume. Condition: halfquarter-sized one-piece break and reglue at front crown rim (under wig),otherwise excellent. Marks: Heubach Koppelsdorf 319 3/0 Germany A. H. Schalkau. Comments: Heubach Koppelsdorf, circa 1920. Value Points: the great rarity of this googly model is rivaled by its most captivating expression and fine larger googly size; only one other example of this rare model has ever been sold by Theriault’s. Ex-Collection Puppen & Spielzueg Museum of Vienna. $3000/4500

265. All-Original French Bisque “Paris Bébé” with Original Box 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, real lashes, brushstroked brows, slightly-parted lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden walking

style body, Condition: generally excellent, few paint flakes on body. Marks: Dep 4. Comments: Jumeau/ SFBJ, circa 1900. Value Points: wearing factory original mariner costume, kid shoes, leather sailor cap with gilt lettering “Je Marche” (I walk), and presented in original box labeled “Fabrication Jumeau Paris Bébé”. $1200/1800

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266. Very Rare French Bisque Poupée by Leverd & Cie with Unique Wig System 19” (48 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid266. Profile edged bisque shoulderplate, uniquely cut pate to indicate original placement of hair tendrils as wig, blue glass spiralthreaded inset eyes, rich dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, aquiline nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with strong accent line between the lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, titian human hair, Gesland body with padded stockinette over armature designed for posing, bisque lower arms and legs, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, body stockinette is recovered. Marks: 3 Bte SGDG. Comments: Leverd & Cie, his unique wig system was deposed in 1869 and made for one or two years only. Value Points: extremely rare poupée with regal portrait expression, finest bisque and painting, rare wig system. $8000/12,000

267. Wonderful Collection of Early Miniature Dolls in Dome 3” (8 cm.) -5”. Arranged under a glass dome are miniature dolls with sculpted hair, of bisque or porcelain, with muslin bodies, bisque or porcelain lower limbs, and wearing antique costumes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, mid-19th century. Value Points: the wonderful variety of hair styles, mediums, facial expressions that were created in these early miniature dolls is beautifully exhibited in this case collection; the brown-haired lady with sculpted bodice is especially splendid, and the pink-tinted porcelain children are captivating in their expressions. $1200/1600

268. 19th Century Satinwood Toilette Table with Inlay Designs 18” (46 cm.) w. x 11”h. x 10”d. The satinwood toilette table presents as a flat surface when closed,

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269. Czech Porcelain “Morning Glory” Doll of Schlaggenwald by Lippert & Haas 22” (56 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of adult lady with lightly-tinted complexion, heart-shaped face, elongated throat, black painted hair waved away from face with detailed stippling around the forehead and loosely coiled chignon at the back of her head, sculpted ears with a cluster of colorful morning glory flowers behind each ear, painted pale blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, aquiline nose, closed mouth with full lips, muslin stitchjointed body, leather arms, antique gown, shoes and undergarments. Condition: old hairline at back shoulderplate, otherwise excellent. Comments: Lippert & Haas of Schlaggenwald, circa 1865. Value Points: portrait model with superb featheredpainting of hair details and exquisite painting of flowers in her hair. $1200/1800

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270. Czech Porcelain Child Doll with Smiling Expression by Lippert & Haas of Schlaggenwald 18” (46 cm.) Thick hand-pressed porcelain shoulderhead with very plump face and tinted complexion, solid dome with three sew holes for wig attachment, plump modeling of well-defined sloped shoulders, painted brown eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, brown singlestroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with dimpled smiling expression, blushed cheeks, brunette mohair wig, muslin stitchjointed body, porcelain arms to above the elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1860, attributed to Lippert and Haas of Schlaggenwald. Value Points: very rare highly-characterized doll with wonderful expression, fine antique gown and undergarments, leather slippers. $1200/1500

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272. German Black-Complexioned Bisque Doll with Gilt Modeled Necklace 9” (23 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with rich dark brown complexion, sculpted short fleecy black hair, painted black eyes, closed mouth, original brown muslin stitch-jointed body, black bisque boots, black bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1890.Value Points: rare painted gold necklace with gilt mirrored brooch, original body, antique costume. $300/400

273. German Porcelain Boy with Rare Turned Shoulderhead 13” (33 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead turned sharply to the side, black sculpted hair with defined curls at the forehead, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, muslin stitch-jointed body,

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porcelain lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875.Value Points: rare turned head model, wearing antique brown velvet suit with red soutache trim. $400/600

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275. French Porcelain Doll with Original French Body and Costume 14� (36 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with light pink tinted complexion, black sculpted hair tight to scalp with enhancing feathered details around the face, brilliant painted cobalt blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, painted all-around lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, French kid handstitched poupÊe body with shapely waist, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, body original and especially sturdy. Comments: French, attributed to early dolls by Gaultier, circa 1860. Value Points: rare model with beautiful painting, sturdy original body, antique blue woolen gown, undergarments, leather slippers. $2500/3500

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277. German Porcelain Lady with Wig and Fine Antique Gown 17� (43 cm.) Solid domed porcelain shoulderhead with ovalshaped face and elongated throat, painted large blue shaded eyes, 277. Back red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, firmly-stuffed muslin stitch-jointed body with wooden lower arms, spatula-shaped hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: distinctive painting of large eyes, elongated slender throat, original body, beautiful antique costume. $700/1100

276. German Pink-Tinted Porcelain Lady with Original Wig and Fine Early Costume 14� (36 cm.) Pink-tinted porcelain shoulderhead with solid dome and modeled bosom, black painted pate, oval face and elongated throat, pale blue painted eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with full lips, brunette human hair wig, muslin stitch-jointed body with porcelain lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rarity factors include modeled bosom, pink tinted complexion, beautifully-painted lips and wearing very fine early costume. $1200/1600 276. Profile

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279. German Porcelain Lady “Charlotte” with Wig, Jewelry and Fine Antique Costume 21” (53 cm.) Solid domed porcelain shoulderhead with painted facial features, elongated throat unusual for this model, brunette human hair wig captured under woven snood, old kid body with shapely torso. Condition: generally excellent, body is charmingly too elongated for the doll, but the head and body have been together for many decades. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: the doll wears a fine antique two piece muslin gown, undergarments, leather high boots, richly gold- plated brooch. The doll was shown by Estrid Faurholt in her Book of Dolls and Doll Houses (1967), named “Charlotte” and described as having “funny old boots, not as smart as might be expected from the rest of her costume”. Ex-collection Legoland Museum of Antique Dolls and Toys. $800/1000

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280. German Porcelain Lady Doll with Braided Chignon 22” (56 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with pink-tinted complexion, elongated throat, oval face, centerpart black sculpted hair drawn smoothly over the ears and captured in a chignon at the back of her head, painted pale blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, slender nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, porcelain lower legs with black painted ankle boots, porcelain arms to above the elbows, wearing antique undergarments and black silk gown included. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: finely rendered gentle expression enhanced by delicate rose complexion. $600/900

281. German Porcelain Lady Doll with Braided Chignon and Piquant Smile 24” (61 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with oval face and elongated throat, black sculpted hair brought smoothly around the side of face and swept into a tightly-braided chignon at the back, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with piquant smile, blushed cheeks, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: fine lustrous porcelain enhances the gracious presence of the doll. $500/800

282. German Porcelain Lady Doll with Rare Coiffure 22” (56 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of adult lady with oval shaped face and elongated throat, lightly-tinted complexion, black sculpted hair waved from face with wide wings at each side of face and formed into an up-drawn loop at the back (known as “waterfall coiffure”), deeply set eye sockets, outlined painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full lips, muslin stitch-

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jointed body, porcelain lower limbs, painted orange ankle boots, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, both legs restored, few paint rubs on hair. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rare coiffure enhanced by deep sculpting, beautifully shaped eyes. $900/1300

283. German Porcelain Lady with Unusual Braided Coronet 27” (69 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with very deeply-sculpted hair and facial features, black sculpted hair with a curved braid forming a coronet, and loosely-looped wide braids at the 283. Profile sides which come together at the nape forming into little ringlet curls, defined eye sockets, painted blue downcast eyes, heavy lids, black and red upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, handmade muslin stitch-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: especially well-defined sculpting of facial features, rare coiffure. $800/1100

284. German Porcelain Lady Doll Known as “Grape Lady” 23” (58 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of adult lady with oval face, elongated throat, black sculpted hair waved smoothly around the sides of her head and captured in a black snood with gilt284. Back accented ruffles and a cluster of blue grapes at her crown, painted blue downcast eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single- stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body with porcelain lower limbs, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, some rubs on hair. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare model with wonderfully-detailed snood and hair decorations. $900/1200

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285. Beautiful Petite German Bisque Doll with Brown Sculpted Hair and Glass Eyes 11” (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, sculpted darkest brown very full hair brushed from face and behind her sculpted ears, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark upper eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower limbs, painted black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent, tiny chip at back bottom corner of shoulderplate. Marks: 10 (arms and legs). Comments: Germany, Simon and Halbig, circa 1875. Value Points: beautiful doll with wonderful antique costume, her rarity factors include dark brown hair color, swivel neck, and cobalt blue glass eyes. $1100/1400

286. German Bisque Lady with Cobalt Blue Glass Eyes and Brown Sculpted Hair with Gilt Barette 22” (56 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of adult lady, brown sculpted hair with two clusters of tightlyarranged curls at the forehead centered by a gilt-edged barrette, combmarked hair waved away from her face and forming into large loop curls at the back of head, partially-exposed pierced ears, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, (frail) silk antique gown, undergarments, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors include brown hair, fancy coiffure, cobalt glass eyes. $800/1100

287. German Bisque Doll with Black Sculpted Hair and Cobalt Blue Glass Eyes 15” (38 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead, black sculpted short curls, partially sculpted ears, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, muslin body, bisque lower limbs, painted black ankle boots, nice antique costume. Condition:

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19” (48 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of adult lady with oval face and elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved softly at the sides of her face and captured into a sculpted black snood with black edging and large bows at each side of face, painted blue downcast eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, outlined closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower arms, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: rare model whose beautifullydetailed sculpted snood is designed to appear prominently at front view of face as well as back of head. $900/1200

289. Rare and Mysterious French Bisque Portrait Poupée 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with hand-pressed details of the pale textured complexion, well-defined sockets with upper-glancing brown eyes heightened with decorative glaze, red and black upper eyeliner with very tiny fringed lashes, grey eyeshadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with two rows of tiny sculpted bead teeth, well-sculpted ears, kid-over-wooden poupée torso and legs, kid arms, antique black silk gown and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, body likely not original albeit French. Comments: French, mid-1855, both the model and the textured bisque of the doll are a mystery; the highlycharacterized upper-glancing expression is reminiscent of certain Neopolitan dolls. The stylized teeth and the facial model suggest Georges Most (see The Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer, page 419) although this doll has painted eyes. Value Points: intriguing mystery doll with most expressive features. Ex-Collection Mary Merritt Museum. $6000/8000

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290. French Miniature Cornets a BonBons in Original Presentation Box 5” (13 cm.) diam. box. 2” cornets. A circular cardpaste box with 292. Lid rich lithograph on the lid depicting the baptism in the French court, contains inside twenty paper cornets with silk ribbons, metallic embossed borders and varying lithographed images. The cornets, designed to hold candy, were traditionally presented to guests at baptisms. A rare miniature size may be store sample or special presentation set as the cornets appear never to have been used. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885. $600/900

291. French Bisque Bébé Gigoteur by Jules Steiner from Au Nain Bleu Paris Doll Shop 23” (58 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with flat-cut neck socket, rounded facial modeling, large glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and feathered brows, rose eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined and shaded lips, two rows of tiny teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig with original paper label “3”, carton torso with mechanical clockwork, composition arms and legs. When key-wound, the bébé turns its head from side to side, waves arms and legs and cries “mama”. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: rare large size of Bébé Gigoteur, with original labeled wig, wearing superb original costume with label from Parisian doll shop of Au Nain Bleu label, fabulous original bonnet and leather shoes by Alart with impressed figure of doll. $3500/4500

292. Wonderful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru in Original Festival Costume with Very Rare Signed Bru Shoes 20” (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, modeled brush-stroked brows, shaded eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with well-defined shading of outlined lips, pierced ears, white/blonde original mohair wig with ringlet curls, slender kid body with scalloped-rim collarette, kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque forearms, Chevrot hinged upper legs, wooden lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 9 (head and shoulderplate) (original Bru paper label on chest). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, Chevrot era, circa 1885. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved all-original condition of the brown-eyed bébé, very sturdy original body, perfect hands, wearing original bronzegreen and coral silk festival costume with matching detachable ruffled collar, original matched chemise and pantalets, tassel-trimmed cap, green stockings, and extremely rare shoes, in alternating coral and bronze green silk with upturned toes and tassels, the shoes incised “Bru Jne Paris” in oval and “9”. $16,000/19,000

293. French Mechanical Musical Automaton “Polichinelle with Cymbals” by Leopold Lambert with Original Paris Store Label 19” (48 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered wooden base is a bisque headed doll with large blue glass eyes, mohair and painted lashes, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair fleecy wig, pierced ears, carton torso and legs, characteristic Polichinelle humps at front and back torso, wire upper arms, bisque forearms with beautifully sculpted fingers. When wound, the figure nods head from side to side and forward while simultaneously clapping the cymbals, and music plays. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks: 13006 Dep SH (doll) LB (key).Jouets,

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295. All-Original French Bisque Bébé Steiner in Trunk with Elaborate Trousseau 14” (36 cm.) doll. 15” x 10” trunk. Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, slightlyparted lips, row of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, French composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 5 (incised) Le Parisienne (red stamp on head). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: all-original presentation by luxury Parisian doll shop, the bébé is resting in a lavish red-paper-covered trunk with maplewood slats and brass trim, which opens to reveal her extensive trousseau comprising two dresses, many undergarments, hankies, fur muff and matching collar, elaborate toiletries and jewelry and miniature wooden handled toy marotte. $4500/6500

296. Woven Hamper Toilette Set with All-Bisque Baby for the French Market

294. French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Rich Ebony Complexion and Original Costume 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with rich ebony complexion, brown glass inset eyes, black painted brows and lashes, open mouth, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black mohair fleecy wig over cork pate, French black composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7. Comments: Jumeau, circa 1895. Value Points: beautiful lustre

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15” (38 cm.) with lid open. Resting in a woven hamper is an all-bisque baby with painted hair and facial features, jointed bent arms and legs, wearing antique knit costume and bonnet and holding a baby bottle; the hamper is decorated with blue silk bows, and is laden with toilette


treasures including combs, soap, opera glasses, powder puff, brushes, wash bowl and pitcher and more. Excellent condition. For the French, circa 1910, a beautiful and all-original presentation. $900/1200

297. German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll Known as “A.T. Kestner” 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and accented lips, blonde mohair wig, early German composition and wooden body with attached ball-joints and straight wrists, nicely costumed in antique silk dress, ruffled bonnet, undergarments, leather boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885, the doll is known as “A.T. Kestner” for its close resemblance to the French A.T. bébé being created during the same era. Value Points: rare model with wonderful strongly defined features, finest bisque and painting, original early body with original finish. $5500/7500

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298. Extremely Rare French Bisque Portrait Poupée of Chinese Man with Sculpted Moustache 19” (48 cm.) Amber-tinted bisque swivel head on matching kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown glass inset eyes in slant-cut sockets, painted lashes, feathered brows arched from nose bridge, closed mouth which is partially hidden by a shaped sculpted moustache, pierced ears, black human hair over cork pate, French kid poupée body, wearing multi-layered costume featuring cotton-lined sleeveless silk jacket with velvet petal appliques over purple silk robe and pants, silk slippers, jade earrings. Condition: generally excellent, tiny retouch on shoulderplate near neck may be original. Comments: French, circa 1867, likely created to appeal to the international Asian visitors to the Paris 1867 L’Exposition Universelle. Value Points: extremely rare doll with luminous glowing complexion, well-defined features including moustache. $800/1100

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16” (41 cm.) Amber tinted bisque socket head portraying Chinese child, black painted hair with stippled detail around the face as well as an original black mohair wig, brown glass sleep eyes in narrow almond shape, painted black lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain teeth, tongue, amber tinted composition baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: made in Germany 1.3.k. (body stamp). Comments: Kestner, circa 1912, their 243 model of Chinese baby. Value Points: very rare painted hair variation, presented here with alternate original wig, wearing superb original Chinese silk costume and cap with tassels and fringe, original body and body finish; likely presented as an exhibition model to demonstrate the variation of painted hair or wigged style. $4500/6500

300. French Wooden Doll’s Armoire and Chest with Chinoiserie Decorations 17” (43 cm.) armoire. 9”h. dresser. The matched wooden furnishings have original black lacquer finish with gilt and red scenes and decorations in the Chinoiserie manner. Included is armoire with mirrored door, and three drawer chest. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890. $800/1100


301. French Mechanical Toy “The Flower Vendor” by Vichy 13” (33 cm.) A bisque head lady with brown complexion, brown glass eyes, closed mouth, painted features, has matching bisque shoulderplate, brown bisque forearms, paper mache lower legs and is standing behind a three-wheeled push cart with wicker basket of flowers. When wound, she moves her legs forward and back, as though walking along showing her flower wares. Condition: very good, mechanism functions willfully, costume has some frailty. Comments: Vichy, Paris, circa 1875. Value Points: charming activity, rare exotic-complexioned bisque, original silk costume. $3000/4000

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302. German Wooden Grocery Store with Art Nouveau Designs by Christian Hacker 28” (71 cm.) x 13” x 12”. The wooden-framed shop has coralpainted exterior and brown stained interior woods to simulate mahogany, accented with red, black and gold stenciled Art Nouveau designs. The side walls are papered and the floor has original lithographed paper to simulate tile, the back wall has fitted cabinets and a long counter. A center mirrored display niche is flanked by two sets of six spice and condiment drawers and tall cupboards, surmounted by a railing for display of further goods on the cupboard tops. The drawers have classic Hacker silver scroll labels and wooden knobs, and there is a matching counter. A wooden and brass scale and a brass stemmed lamp with petal shaped shade is included. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1890, a duplicate of the store in shown in Kohler’s book, Christian Hacker. The decorations, particularly on counter and back cabinet base are superbly-preserved and fanciful, and all drawers have original labels, including some rarely found such as “sussholz” (licorice) and “Nelken” (cloves). $2500/3500

303. German Sample Board with Porcelain Dolls 10” (25 cm.) - 13” dolls. 16” x 19” board. Mounted with original attachments to a heavy board are six porcelain head dolls, each with 303.

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sculpted hair and painted facial features, muslin body, bisque lower limbs, The inventory numbers and sizes are indicated in ink script at the bottom, and the board has gilt paper edging. Although the models are identical, each different in size or color of hair, and one example has rare printed numbers on body. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1900. $500/800

304. German Wooden Grocery Store in the Art Nouveau Style by Christian Hacker 30” (76 cm.) x 15” x 13”. The open-front grocery store room has outward-angled sides, ochre painted exterior and very fancily carved columns at each side of the front opening. The wallpaper is original, as is the very ornamental floor paper designed to simulate tile. A floor-to-ceiling cabinet is attached to the back wall, featuring two glass-front display cabinets that flank nine food and condiment drawers with original Hacker gilt metal drawer labels, all set upon a wide counter top. There is a pair of matching cabinets at the angled sides that have additional shelf space as well as eight more labeled drawers. Carved architectural trim with gilt striping enhances the entire store highlighted by a faux-clock at the center back. There is a matching counter, barrel, folding step ladder, brass and tin scale, and a German bisque store-keeper with sculpted moustache and original costume.

Excellent original condition throughout, one glass replaced, one drawer pull lacking. Germany, circa 1890, Christian Hacker, the actual store is photographed in Kohler’s book, Christian Hacker, page 188, described as “emblazoned with Art Nouveau ornaments”. $3000/4000

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305. Two German Bisque Miniature Dolls in Original Costumes 7” (18 cm.) Each has bisque shoulderhead with sculpted short blonde hair and painted features, muslin body, bisque lower limbs, painted ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1885. Value Points: each doll wears well-detailed original folklore costume. $200/400

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307. German Bisque Art Character, 550, by Marseille, Rare Painted Eye Variation 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, intaglio painted blue eyes, prominent black pupils, white eyedots, black and incised eyeliner, one stroke short brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, impressed cheek dimples, brunette human hair braided wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany 550 A 4 M DRGM. Comments: Marseille, circa 1910, the 550 model was made in variations including glass eyes and painted eye, wig or painted hair. Value Points: the rarest variation of the endearing character with shy smile has deep intaglio eyes and original wig, antique folklore costume, original body and body finish. $1200/1700

308. Three German AllBisque Characters by Gebruder Heubach

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306. German Bisque Character, 520, by Kley and Hahn 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, down-glancing brown eyes, black upper eyeliner with painted tiny lashes, short angled brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with hint of smile, blonde mohair wig in long braids, composition and wooden balljointed body. Condition: generally excellent except chip at bottom of neck socket (hidden inside torso). Marks: K&H 520 6 Germany (head) Made in Germany (body). Comments: Kley and Hahn, circa 1912. Value Points: excellent modeling of laughter crinkles and dimples enhanced by fine matte bisque, original body finish, antique folklore costume. $1600/2300

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4” (10 cm.) Each is one-piece all-bisque figure of young child, posed variously in typical playful manner, each with sculpted and painted brown hair, facial features, brown shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: delightful amusing poses of the mischievous imps. $400/600


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309. German All-Bisque Coquette, Model 10490, by Gebruder Heubach 9� (23 cm.) All-bisque doll has onepiece head and torso, sculpted short brown curly hair with comb-marked details and three sculpted blue hair bows, intaglio-painted brown sideglancing eyes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth with two beaded upper teeth, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white ribbed socks and brown painted shoes with bows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks 10490 2. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: rare size of the most endearing shy-featured child, three sculpted hair bows with enhanced glaze highlights, original costume. Ex-Collection Mary Merritt Museum. $700/900

310. Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 120, Mystery Maker 18� (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with solid dome except quartercoin size opening at back crown, painted facial features, shaded blue eyes, black and incised eyeliner, rounded nose, closed mouth

with defined space between the outlined lips, blonde mohair braided wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 120 (large incised numbers low at back neck). Comments: Germany, circa 1910, created during the art character reform movement of that era, the maker is unknown. Value Points: wonderful rare doll with very fine modeling of features, fine quality of bisque, original body in near mint condition, original folklore costume and coiffe. $3500/4500

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311. German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, 7246 by Gebruder Heubach in Original Box

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11” (28 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, lightly-feathered brows, closed mouth with downcast pouting lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany Heubach (square mark) 7246. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915, the doll is presented in her original box, with original costume and wig, designed for the American or English speaking market. Value Points: all-original, with paper label “My Darling” on costume, and “Fine Dressed Jointed Doll” label on box. $1100/1600

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5 ½” (14 cm.) One-piece bisque head, torso and legs, sculpted blonde curly hair with forelock curls tumbling onto forehead, painted blue side-glancing googly eyes, painted lashes, tinted brows, rounded button nose, closed mouth with impish smile, loop-jointed arms with wide-apart fingers, dimpled knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Scootles Reg. US. Pat. Off (original paper label) Scootles c. Rose O’Neill (feet). Comments: the impish member of the Kewpie family was designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1920, Germany. Value Points: details include glazed highlights on hair, impressed cheek and knee dimples, double chin, original paper label, original cotton romper suit. $300/500

313. German All-Bisque “Moritz” by Kestner 4” (10 cm.) All-bisque with sculpted reddish brown hair with exuberantlymodeled topknot and side wing curls, swivel head, painted facial features, blue right-glancing eyes, very full smiling expression, loop-jointed limbs, painted brown ankle boots, factory original costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Kestner circa 1915, based on the character Moritz from the 19th century children’s books of Wilhelm Busch, and re-popularized in the early 20th century American comic strip, The Katzenjammer Kids. Value Points: amazingly accurate depiction of the devilish imp in this rare-to-find rendition. $400/500

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314. Very Rare German All-Bisque “Mildred, The Prize Baby” with Original Label 6 ½” (17 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with flanged swivel neck, painted brown baby hair, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly tinted brows, closed mouth with slightly-smiling expression, loopjointed bisque arms and legs in bentlimb baby pose, painted white socks and blue shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: copr. by Mildred/The Prize Baby Germany 880-17 (torso) 881-17 (legs) 17 (arms) (and original paper label on torso). Comments: Germany, commissioned by Borgfeldt of New York for his line of Prize Baby all-bisque dolls, circa 1925; the name “Mildred’ references the designing artist who is unknown at this time. Value Points: few examples of the model exist, this with all-original parts, excellent quality of bisque and painting, original “Mildred” paper label. $1100/1400


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315. Rare German All-Bisque Googly with Jointed Elbows and Knees 5 ½” (14 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso with chubby rounded shape, brown glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, long painted lashes, lightly feathered brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with tiny shy smile, brunette mohair wig, jointing at shoulders, elbows, and thighs, painted white socks with blue rims, brown one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1920. Value Points: very rare all-bisque googly with extra body articulation at elbows and knees, very fine modeling and quality of bisque, original wig. Ex-Collection Puppen and Spielzeug Museum of Vienna. $2000/2800

316. Very Handsome German Bisque Character Boy, 7622 by Gebruder Heubach 19” (48 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, short blonde sculpted hair with modeled forelock and side curls above the sculpted ears, blue intaglio eyes with prominent black pupils and white eyedots, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with tiny defined tongue tip, shaded and accented lips, dimpled cheeks and lip corners, composition and wooden ball-jointed body antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7622 Heubach (sunburst) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912.Value Points; wonderful detail of the handsome lad with intelligent expression, finest quality of bisque and sculpting. $1100/1400

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317. Sonneberg Bisque Doll by Mystery Maker in the Bru Look-Alike Manner 14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, grey glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, kid body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent, right thumb restored. Marks: 7. Comments: Sonneberg, circa 1880, the facial model and body style closely resembles the Bébé Brevete of Leon Casimir Bru, whose market this doll aimed to capture. Value Points: beautiful doll with rich eyeshadow, sturdy original body, nice

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vintage silk costume, antique undergarments, wonderful German leather shoes with rosettes that closely resemble Bru shoes. $1100/1400

318. Wonderful Collection of Twenty-Three Miniature and Dollhouse Clocks 1 ½” (4 cm.) -6”. Including clocks of cast iron, ormolu, gilded pressed metal, and painted soft metal. Including tall case clocks, mantel clocks, three with glass domes, several with Art Nouveau or figural designs, two with insignias of A.E. Hotchkiss, Patent Nov. 21,1876.Very good/excellent condition. Late 19th/early 20th century. $1800/2500


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320. 19th Century Salesman Sample Desk with Unique Construction 16” (41 cm.) w. x 8”h. x 9”d. Of fine mahogany or walnut wood, the flat-top desk has unusual metal frame painted to simulate wood, while the desk top and actual drawers are constructed of finely grained woods, and with intricate dove-tailed construction of drawers. The fine cabinetry and meticulous construction of the desk indicate its original production as a salesman sample or patent model, late 19th century. Excellent condition. Included with the desk is a typewriter model, tin suitcase (originally biscuit box), Hotchkiss cast iron clock, miniature telephone and more. Excellent condition. $1200/1500

321. Rare German Bisque Character, 611, by Simon and Halbig in Gentleman Costume 16” (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted short boyish hair, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, two rows of sculpted teeth, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Simon & Halbig 611 7. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912. Value Points: very rare model number, previously undocumented in Cieslik Doll Marks studies, with adult-like deeply impressed facial features, original body and body finish, wearing antique woolen gentleman’s suit with bow tie, black stockings, leather shoes, carrying wooden-handled parasol. Ex-Collection Puppen & Spielzeug Museum. $2500/3500

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322. Early French Wooden Doll with Swivel Neck and Walking Mechanism 17� (43 cm.) Carved wooden head with flat-cut socket, brown glass enamel inset eyes, heavy modeled eyelids, painted features, remnants of original tacked on wig, kid-stretched-over wooden upper torso, shapely waist, hingejointed one-piece legs with painted shoes, cloth upper arms, kid lower arms with stitched and separated fingers. The skirt is disguising an early walking mechanism with large wooden wheels enclosed is a cast metal mechanical device which, when wound, cause the doll to walk briskly along, while turning her head. Condition: face has been repainted, mechanism functions sporadically and is sold as such. Comments: French, early 1800s. Value Points: rare early doll, well worthy of serious restoration, wearing fine early costume with quilted skirt, slip with very fine chain stitch embroidery, coin pockets, chemise, and lace cap. $1800/2500

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323. Grand German Paper Mache Lady with Rare Coiffure 30” (76 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead with black sculpted hair in unusual coiffure, having rows of horizontal curls at the sides of face with painted curly locks at the sides of forehead, the back arranged in so-called “waterfall” style with looped roll at the crown, painted brown eyes, single stroke brows, closed mouth, French kid body with shapely torso, mitten hands. Condition: original finish albeit faded, extensive craquelure at back shoulderplate. Comments: German head, the doll was created for the French market, circa 1840. $1200/1500

324. Early Paper Mache Peddler Lady Doll with Dolls and Novelties 20” (51 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead depicting an aged lady with impressed wrinkles, blue glass inset eyes, strong nose and chin, slightly parted lips with spaced

teeth, brunette human hair wig, linen body, posable arms, wearing original red woolen gown with black velvet trim, matching hooded cape, undergarments, hand-cobbled leather boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1850. Value Points: the kindly smiling peddler lady wears spectacles, has original costume and carries a well-laden tray with a wide variety of dolls, toys and decorative novelties, viz. more than eight different dolls, harmonica, locket, books, silhouette in frame, fine necessaire with gold-plated scissors, and more. $1500/2100

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325. German Wooden Store with Rare Original Color Scheme, Model 3145, by Gottschalk 28” (71 cm.) x 18” x 11”. The wooden store with slightlyangled sides has original ochre-painted exterior and applegreen painted interior with darker green and gilt striping and accents. An elaborately carved cornice is decorated with swags and garlands that center a lithographed clock, and there is a pair of decorative columns at the front. The back wall has twelve wooden food or spice drawers with original red painted finish and silver-tin banners with incised food names. The open display niches are arch-shaped, and there are two tall side cabinets with decorative cornices. The floor is papered in a parquet fashion, and there is a matched apple-green painted counter with elaborate applique carved trim. A German porcelain doll with wig and

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antique red cotton dress and hat stands in the shop. Excellent condition, floor papers somewhat worn; all paints, trims and papers are original. Germany, circa 1895. Nearly identical stores with different combinations of decorative elements can be seen in Cieslik’s Reprints of Moritz Gottschalk catalogs. This store is stamped “Gesetzlich geschutz!” on the side and pencil inscribed “1460/3125 cki (?) 12 1/20” on the underside along with another purple Geschutz stamp. A fabulous all-original store in appealing size with wonderful decorative elements. $2800/4000

326. German Brown-Complexioned All-Bisque Miniature Doll in Original Chef Costume 5” (13 cm.) All-bisque doll with brown complexion, swivel head, brown glass sleep eyes, black single-stroke brows, slightly-parted

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lips, black fleecy hair, peg-jointed brown bisque arms and legs, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: rarity factors include brown complexion, swivel head, and factory-original chef ’s costume. $600/800 328.

327. Rare German Porcelain Doll as Jester with Sculpted Cap and Moustache 13” (33 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead depicting an adult man with sculpted white jester cap with green and orange painted decorations, blonde sculpted hair, painted blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, one-stroke brown brows, sculpted moustache and goatee, original muslin body with unusual original costume of fabric pieces arranged

in a petal design, sewnon stockings and leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rarity features include sculpted jester cap, moustache, goatee and unusual original costume. $900/1300

328. French Toy Menage of Doll’s Housekeeping Tools on Original Card 16” (41 cm.) h. card. The heavy card stock board with decorative paper edging displays an assortment of doll-sized housekeeping tools and supplies including brooms, carpet beater, rolling pin, brushes, trivet and iron, towels and wrapped soaps. Excellent condition. French, from original Paris Etrennes catalogs, circa 1890. $500/700

329. Rare Large Size and All-Original Swiss Wooden Character Doll by Huggler

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18” (46 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with welldefined sculpting of facial features, ears and hair, having dark brown hair with deeplydefined comb-marks waved away from face into a tight 329. bun at the nape, painted brown eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, brown one-stroke brows, closed mouth, fully-sculpted ears, all-wooden body with doweljointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Huggler of Brienz, Switzerland, early 20th century. Value Points: rare large size of the hard-to-find doll has superb sculpting, and is all-original, wearing well-detailed traditional Swiss costume including wonderful patterned wool petticoat and original shoes. $1200/1700

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bonnets, wrapped bunting of fabric and trim, threads, sewing tools and an instruction booklet “Modes des Bébés”. The set is presented in its entirely original condition, each element still tied to the original box. French, circa 1890. $700/1100

332. German All-Bisque Doll with Rare Painted Lavender and Green Stockings 7 ½” (19 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted knee-high stockings in lavender and green stripes, black shoes, wearing pretty costume. Condition: generally excellent except right leg which has restoration around the upper thigh. Marks: 2, Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: rare painted stockings and pretty antique costume. $500/700

333. German All-Bisque Doll, 886, by Simon and Halbig with Knee-High Blue Stockings 7 ½” (19 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils,

330. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Trunk and Trousseau 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 8 (and artist checkmarks, head) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: the pretty bébé with fine creamy bisque, original body and body finish, is wearing lovely antique dress, sweater, cloche, undergarments, socks, and signed Jumeau shoes; with original French bébé trunk with four additional dresses, undergarments and original muslin chemise. $2800/3400

331. French Milliner Design Menage “Modes Parisienne” 12” (30 cm.) x 8”. The wooden box with patterned paper cover and gilt lettered label “Modes Parisienne” opens to reveal well-fitted interior with miniature woven and felt

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open mouth, two square cut upper teeth, one lower square cut tooth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted knee-high blue stockings and black heeled shoes with five laces, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 886 S&H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: beautiful all-bisque doll enhanced by charming costume. $1100/1500

334. Wonderful German Wooden Candy Shop with Pierrot and Pierrette

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17� (43 cm.) h. x 13� x 13�. The wooden framed store with unusual scalloped-edge sides with painted grey exterior, decorative twist-shaped gilt columns at the front sides, interior original striped wall papers and original painted checkerboard design on floor. A painted white stairwell extends up the right wall with a nicely-formed railing that continues to form a railing for the mezzanine walk-way; the railing is fitted with intricate lattice-shaped balusters. The back wall is fitted with shelving and drawers. A set of Thonet style bentwood furniture with original ebony finish and inset woven seats, comprising table, two arm chairs and two side chairs, centers the room which is filled with wonderful choices of candies in glass candy bottles and other tin and paper candy boxes. There are childhood prints on the walls, a cake on the table, tin polka dot scale, tin money box and a pair of French bisque head dolls in original Pierrot and Pierrette costumes. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910. $2500/3500

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336. Early French Poupée Gown in the Huret Manner For 16” Huret era poupée. Of white cotton with patterned blue and red tiny flowers, and trailing vines, the gown features a rounded neck, gathered sleevelets, double-tiered gathered skirt and extended-length lappets. The dress is trimmed at virtually every edge with a dainty embroidered edging. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860. $500/700

337. Pair, French Cream Kidskin Heeled Boots with Huret Signature 335. Unusual French Wooden Head Poupée in the Huret Manner, with Huret Body 18” (46 cm.) Carved wooden socket head based on classic Huret model, bisque shoulderplate, very plump cheeks, heavy eyelids, painted blue downcast eyes with shaded coloring, black upper eyeliner, painted upper lashes, fringed brows, closed mouth, auburn mohair wig, slender wooden body with elongated limbs, jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees, metal hands. Condition: repainting of face and complexion, head not original to body. Marks: Huret 68 Rue de La Boetie Paris (incised on torso back). Comments: the maker and background of the doll is unknown; despite its near identical resemblance to early Huret poupées, the use of wood as the head material is curious. The body is Huret of the early 1900s. Value Points: fascinating mystery doll, wearing lovely silk costume, undergarments, and with bone-handled silk parasol, shoes. $4500/6500

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2 ¼” (6 cm.) The cream kidskin boots with four-lace tiers, grommet-edged lacing holes, have brown leather soles with little wooden heels, and are marked with green stamp “Huret a Paris”. Excellent condition, cream kid slightly age-darkened. French, circa 1860. $400/600


338. French Poupée “Maria” in the Huret Manner with Signed Huret Body, Trunk and Trousseau 17” (43 cm.) Metal socket head closely resembling Huret model, painted complexion and facial features, blue eyes in deeply-set sockets, feathered brows, accented nostrils, brunette human hair over cork pate, Huret wooden body with slender, elongated shaping, jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. Condition: overall very good, facial painting appears original albeit faded. Marks: Huret 68 Rue de la Boetie (body). Comments: although the doll most closely resembles early Huret poupée, the use of cast metal for the head is not known; the body is original Huret of early 1900s era. Value Points: mystery doll wearing antique costume including hooped petticoat, bonnet, and (unsigned) early Huret ankle boots. Also included is an early wooden trunk with two lift-out trays and numerous compartments containing many original costumes and accessories. $4500/6500

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339. Grand 46� German Bisque Doll, 1079 by Simon and Halbig 46� (117 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, shaded nostrils and eye corners, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, Sonneberg

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composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique dress. Condition: generally excellent, body has some retouch, body may be one size small. Marks: 1079 S&H dep 20. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1900.Value Points: rare grand size doll with excellent bisque and painting, the size 20 model is virtually unknown. $1300/1800


Wooden Dolls from the Margaret Lumia Collection — Their History By Florence Theriault

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he tradition of wooden doll making dates back many, many centuries, although our current knowledge of its history mostly dates from the early 1700s. Why has the use of wood in doll making been unceasing since then? Many factors, yes, but the dominant reason may be just one word: availability. Historically, whatever medium is used to create dolls is directly related to easily accessible resources. Thus, for example, the production of bisque dolls developed in those areas of Germany where porcelain firms already existed along with abundant natural supplies for creating fine porcelain. And the making of wooden dolls is clearly tied to those areas where wood has been in easy and ready supply. Notable, for example, is the region known as Grodnertal in the Alps, a region which has included Northern Italy, parts of Austria, and, sometimes parts of Germany. Heavily-wooded, for centuries it provided a seemingly endless supply of forest, as well as being inhabited by craftsmen whose artistic carving skills were passed down with each generation. Too, the forests of England, as well as that of New England, provided such ready sources of wood that important dollmaking centers developed there, too. If availability was the key in the use of wood for dollmaking, other factors were important, too. There was the durability of the wood doll, able to withstand rough child play. There was the fact that, unlike porcelain dolls, one did not need a major commercial operation, but indeed, a doll could be created in an artist’s private workshop or whittling, on the steps of one’s own cottage. 199


Wooden dollmaking varied extremely, ranging from the superb sculpting and painted finish of some unique examples such as the English dolls commissioned by the aristocratic families, to the sometimes-erotic fabled French court dolls, to commercial play production such as that of Schoenhut, to charming hand-whittled folk dolls. There were, too, villages in Switzerland in which entire wooden doll industries arose, as well as wooden dolls created for Italian and German Christmas scenes, notable for such expressive features that, had they been made of bisque, would be declared “art movement characters” by today’s collectors. The three centers of wooden doll industry in the Germany/ Austria area during the 18th and 19th centuries were Grodner Tal, Sonneberg, and Oberammergau/Bavaria. The dolls produced in the former two regions were not only of the same style, but, according to German doll scholars, Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik, are virtually indistinguishable from each other. Each created dolls from about 1” to 36”, and each distributed their dolls by “verlagers” who organized

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home-workers of simple doll parts with delivery of the parts to small factories where the assembled doll was created, and, eventually, to wholesale buyers in a complicated but well-functioning system. A delightful reference in the Cieslik’s German Doll Encyclopedia tells the story of Ernestine Brand, a deliverer, whose job was to carry doll parts on her back in a large wicker basket, from remote villages, over hilltops and creek beds, in heavy snow drifts and bitter cold. Born in 1825, she spent 50 years transporting goods on her back from Schalkau to Sonneberg 3 times a week, until her death, with wicker basket on her back, at the age of 76; at the time of her death in 1901, it was noted by Kurt Neumann, the then-custodian of the Sonneberg Toy Museum, that “she did not refuse something that gave force to her heart in the form of a glass of beer or liquor”. A journal, Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys, written by Amelia Edwards, a British woman, in 1872, describes travels in that area along with references to doll making. So informative was her chapter about the village of St. Ulrich that it is worth reprinting here, in part. Remember, this was written as a first-hand traveling account in 1872. And now the capital of Toyland comes in sight-an extensive, substantial-looking hamlet scattered far and wide along the slopes on the right bank of the torrent. The houses are real German Tyrolean homesteads, spacious, many windowed, with broad eaves, and bright green shutters, and front gardens full of flowers. There are two churches, a little old lower church, and a large, smart upper church, with a bulbous belfry tower painted red. And there are at least half a dozen inns, all of which look clean and promising. The whole place, in short, has a bright, prosperous, commercial air about it, like a Swiss manufacturing town.... The two largest wholesale warehouses in the village are those of Herr Purger, and of Messrs. Insam and Prinoth. They show their establishments with readiness and civility; and I do not know when I have seen any sight so odd and so entertaining. At Insam and Prinoth’s alone, we were taken through more than thirty large storerooms, and twelve of these were full of dolls, millions of them, large and small, painted and unpainted, in

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bins, in cases, on shelves, in parcels ready packed for exportation. In one room especially devoted to Lilliputians an inch and a half in length, they were piled up in a disorderly heap literally from floor to ceiling, and looked as if they had been shot out upon the floor by cartloads. Another room contained only horses; two others were devoted to carts; one long corridor was stocked with nothing but wooden platforms to be fitted with horses by and by. Another room contained dolls’ heads. The great, dusk attic at the top of the house was entirely fitted up with enormous bins, like a wine-cellar, each bin heaped high with a separate kind of toy, all in plain wood, waiting for the painter. The cellars were stocked with the same goods, painted and ready for sale…. Now, the whole population of the place, men and women alike, being with few exceptions brought up to some branch of the trade, and beginning from the age of six or seven years, the work is always going on, and the dealers are always buying. It is calculated that out of a population which, at the time of the last Census, numbered only 3493 souls, there are two thousand carvers, to say nothing of painters and gilders. Some of these carvers and painters are artists, in the genuine sense of the word; others are mere human machines who make toys, as other human machines make match-boxes and matches. A “smart” doll-maker will turn out twenty dozen small jointed dolls one inch and a half in length, per diem; and of this sized doll alone Messrs. Insam and Prinoth buy 30,000 a week, the whole year round. The regular system is for the wholesale dealers to buy the goods direct from the carvers; to store them till they are wanted; and only to give them out for painting as the orders come in from London or elsewhere. Thus, the carver’s work is regular and unfailing; but the painter’s, being dependent on demands from without, is more precarious. The warehouses of Herr Purger, though amply supplied with dolls and other toys, contain for the most part goods of a more artistic and valuable kind than those dealt in by Messrs. Insam and Prinoth. All the studios in Europe are furnished with lay-figures large and small from Herr Purger’s stores, and even with model horses of elaborate construction. Here also, ranged solemnly all the length of dimly lighted passages, stand rows of beautiful Saints, large as life, exquisitely coloured, in robes richly patterned and relieved with gold:-Saint Cecilias with little model organs; knightly Saint Theodores in glittering armour; grave, lovely St. Christophers with infant Christs upon their shoulders; Saint Florians with their buckets; Madonnas crowned with stars; nun-like Mater Dolorosas; the Evangelists with their emblems; Saint Peter with his keys; and a host of other Saints, Angels, and Martyrs…. One day was devoted to going from house to house, and seeing the people at their work. As hundreds do precisely the same things, and have been doing them all their lives, with no ideas beyond their own immediate branch, there was an inevitable sameness about

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this part of the pilgrimage which it would be tedious to reproduce. I will, however, give one or two instances. In one house we found an old, old woman at work, Magdalena Paldauf by name. She carved cats, dogs, wolves, sheep, goats, and elephants. She has made these six animals her whole life long, and has no idea of how to cut anything else. She makes them in two sizes; and she turns out, as nearly as possible, a thousand of them every year. She has no model or drawing of any kind to work by; but goes on steadily, unerringly, using gouges of different sizes, and shaping out her cats, dogs, wolves, sheep, goats and elephants with an ease and an amount of truth to nature that would be clever if it were not so utterly mechanical. Magdalena Paldauf learned from her mother how to carve these six animals, and her mother had learned, in like manner, from the grandmother. Magdalena has now taught the art to her own grand-daughter; and so it will go on being transmitted for generations. In the adjoining house, Alois Senoner, a fine, stalwart, brown man in a blue blouse, carves large Christs for churches. We found him at work upon one of three-quarters lifesize. The whole figure, except the arms, was in one solid block, fixed upon a kind of spit between two upright posts, so that he could turn it at his pleasure. It was yet all in the rough, half tree-trunk, half Deity, with a strange, pathetic beauty already dawning out of the undeveloped features. It is a sight to see Herr Senoner at work. He also has no model. His block is not even pointed, as it would be if he cut in marble. He has nothing to guide him, save his consummate knowledge but he dashes at his work in a wonderful way, scooping out the wood in long flakes at every rapid stroke, and sending the fragments flying in every direction. But then Alois Senoner is an artist. It takes him ten days to cut a figure of three-quarters life-size, and fifteen to execute one as large as life. For this last, the wood costs fifteen florins, and his price for the complete figure is forty-five florins; about four pounds ten shillings English. In other houses we found‌families that carved rocking-horses, dolls, and toys‌ in others, families of painters. The ordinary toys are chiefly painted by women. In one house, we found about a dozen girls painting grey horses with black points. In another

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house, they painted only red horses with white points. It is a separate branch of the trade to paint the saddles and headgear. A good hand will paint twelve dozen horses a day, each horse being about one foot in length; and for these she is paid fifty­-five soldi, or about two shillings and threepence English. I have dwelt at some length on the details of this curious trade, for the reason that, although it is practised in so remote a place and in so traditional a way, it yet supplies a large slice of the world with the products of its industry. The art is said to have been introduced into the valley at the beginning of the last century; no doubt, on account of the inexhaustible supply of arollas, or Pinus Cembra, yielded by the forests of the Grodner Thal, the wood of which is peculiarly adapted for cheap carving, being very white, fine-grained, and firm, yet soft and easy to work. Production of wooden dolls in England and France seem to have differed from that of the German regions. In both cases, the dolls appear to have been mostly created for the aristocratic or wealthy classes, likely created on special commission, and with special attention to costuming fashioned by noted couturiers and milliners. In a few cherished instances, it is possible to trace a complete provenance of such a doll. The royal court dolls of France had their own special niche, designed to tell or hint at stories, often scandalous, about the persons and exploits of the royalty and their peers. Collectors wishing to learn more about early wooden dolls – of which, admittedly, little has been published might find fruitful the article “The Decline and Fall of the Wooden Doll” by Ruth and R.C. Mathes appearing in the 1964 Doll Collectors Manual, and Les Poupées Royales de La Dour de Louis XVI by François Theimer. x

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